Sunday, January 6, 2019

Brava Home Showroom Live Demo: Savory Beetroot Ginger Vegan Spread Recipe

Dec. 16, 2018 
Brava Home Showroom Live Demo:
 Savory Beetroot Ginger Vegan Spread

Savory Beetroot Ginger Vegan Spread
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Salad: Candied beets, arugula,
shaved fennel & French radishes 
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Flatbread: Beetroot spread, arugula, 
shaved fennel, French radishes &  
Moroccan black olives
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Christmas in a Jar Winner!

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Vegan Cooking with Brava oven was lots of fun and delicious!

With many thanks to Ernie, Julian and the enthusiastic foodies and wine lovers who attended the demo, we had a blast at Brava Home Showroom in Stanford Shopping CTR

We roasted beautiful beetroots in Brava oven in just 15 minutes and made 3 yummy dishes: 1) savory beetroot ginger vegan spread, 2) arugula salad with candied beets, shaved fennel and French radishes and 3) flatbread with arugula, candied beets, shaved fennel, French radishes and Moroccan black olives, which were enjoyed by the demo attendees with a glass of delicious French wine, the Les Deux Moulins Pinot Noir!

The savory beetroot ginger vegan spread as a unique holiday gift (
Christmas in a Jar), pic. 4 was well received, which we raffled a jar of, in addition to a delicious bottle of Pinot Noir 2014 Coast Grade, Partage Winery.

Savory Beetroot Ginger Vegan Spread Recipe:

Ingredients (serving size 6):
6 small red beetroots
1 can Italian butter beans (drained & rinsed)
1/4 cup pistachios (chopped into small pieces)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 ground cumin
1 tbsp. Meyer lemon rinds
1/4 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice
1 tsp. peeled and chopped (small pieces) fresh ginger

Instructions:
1) Cut off the root and the stem ends of beets.
2) Peel the skin using a vegetable peeler or paring knife.
3) Wash and pad dry beets with paper towel.
4) Dice beets into small chunks (pic. 5); put beets in a bowl, drizzle half of the olive oil, cumin, a pinch of see salt and toss them with a spatula (pic. 6).
5) Arrange the diced beets on Brava oven tray (pic. 7) in all 3 zones, place the tray on the bottom section of the oven and roast for 15 minutes using the instructions on the cooking panel: Vegetables>>Beets>>Small (please note:  the roasting/cooking time on Brava oven cooking panel is set for the whole small beets, but since these are diced, they’ll cook a lot faster and in a shorter period of time (set up a timer for 15 minutes).
6) Remove beets from the oven and let them cool for 30 minutes.
7) In a food processor, combine roasted beets, butter beans, ginger, sea salt and the rest of the olive oil (pic. 8).
8) Process until the mixture is coarse (pic. 9). 
9) Add Meyer lemon juice and pulse 3-4 more times.
10) Place the mixture in a bowl and garnish with crushed pistachios, a few Meyer lemon rinds and a drizzle of olive oil.

Spread: 
Enjoy your beetroot ginger vegan spread with pita chips, wholegrain crackers, apple or pear slices and carrot sticks or any other fruits and veggies to your liking (pic. 1).

Salad : You can also make a delicious arugula salad with candies beets, shaved fennel, French radishes, and crushed pistachios. For salad dressing, just use olive oil and Meyer lemon juice (pic. 2).

Flatbread: Put a layer of your delicious beetroot ginger spread on a flatbread, add some arugula (toss the arugula with a touch of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt), shaved fennel, French radishes, Moroccan black olives and sprinkle some crushed pistachios (pic. 3).

Enjoy this delicious Savory Beetroot Ginger Vegan Spread recipe; let your culinary imagination run wild and share your beautiful creations pictures!

Chef Ellie Lavender 
Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary & Wine Pairing Instructor
Lavender Design + Cuisine

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