Beetroot Salad with Pan Seared Prawns

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This simple but elegant salad contains sweet, tender vacuum pack beetroot beets, which is a truly convenient and versatile ingredient and great for use in a wide range of dishes, cilantro, and pistachios, plus protein-rich pan-seared prawns. The sweet but tangy taste of white balsamic and a rich, buttery macadamia oil make a perfect compliment to those naturally sweet root vegetables.

  • 2 Vacuum packed cooked beetroot
  • 8 Giant prawns, deveined
  • 1 handful Cilantro
  • 1 tbsp Macadamia oil
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower oil
  • White balsamic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Pistachios, chopped
  1. Using a mandoline, slice the beetroot into a bowl. Add the white balsamic, a tablespoon of macadamia oil, and season with a little salt and pepper. Mix together.
  2. In a pan, heat the sunflower oil over high heat until hot. Add in prawns and cook until they have turned pink and cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  3. Arrange the thinly sliced beetroot onto two serving plates. Place the cilantro in the center and top with pan-seared prawns. Scatter the chopped pistachios over. Drizzle with a little bit more macadamia oil if desired. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Dawn Yucuis 29/7/13 04:52

This is a beautiful salad, I love the color of it. Looks healthy and delicious. Beautiful pictures.

Vicki Bensinger 29/7/13 05:20

This is beautiful and I love the combination of the white balsamic and macadamia nut oil. I haven't tried that combination before but it sounds just wonderful. Beets are so good for you, we should all eat them daily. Lovely photo!

Jasna Varcakovic 29/7/13 05:40

Great rich flavour and colour combinations..Tasty and healthy!

Akila 29/7/13 06:53

Awesome clicks n healthy salad...

Ely 29/7/13 07:42

Really tasty and good :D Congratulations, and happy monday :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums 29/7/13 07:52

Refined, refreshing and scrumptious! Just perfect.



Ivy 29/7/13 08:00

A feast for the eyes. What a lovely presentation you have made. Makes me want to plung into your plate :)

kitchen flavours 29/7/13 08:13

A gorgeous plate of salad! And it looks delicious!

Lenia 29/7/13 08:38

A wonderful salad!Beetroots are always a winner!

Angela Darroch 29/7/13 08:53

2 of my favourite ingredients - beetroot and prawns. I would never have thought to put them together. Stunning.

thecompletecookbook 29/7/13 09:09

Such a beautifully plated meal Angie.
:-) Mandy xo

Sebeena Loyd 29/7/13 09:17

Angie, prawns and beetroot. I love it.

Brooke Schweers 29/7/13 09:38

Again beautiful cutting of the beetroot. This dish looks so elegant!

Sanjeeta kk 29/7/13 10:22

Awee...such a colourful platter, love those swirls of beet!

Emma @ Fork and Good 29/7/13 10:22

Love the flavours and colour in this dish. I'm really into prawns, so might given this a go - only thing I don't have is macadamia oil, will any nut oil do?

Angie Schneider 29/7/13 10:45

@Emma @ Fork and GoodSure, walnut oil will be a great substitute.

Tze @ Awayofmind 29/7/13 11:25

Angie, this salad is not just flavourful but pretty presentation too!

Ilke 29/7/13 11:31

Beautifully plated! I bet they go well together. Need to remember get some beets at the market next time I hit the seafood stand.
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Dajana 29/7/13 11:55

What a fantastic looking dish. Love everything you put in there, must get some nice prawns and try this out.

Wer SAHM 29/7/13 12:22

such a pleasing salad spread... lov it

Belinda 29/7/13 12:55

Fascinating combination of color and flavor - I could almost smell the beets!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 29/7/13 12:58

Interesting flavors Angie! I love beets, but never thought of pairing them with pistachios and cilantro!

Ann Jones 29/7/13 12:58

Beautiful dish! I am a huge fan of prawns, love them :)

cquek 29/7/13 13:49

another wonderful dish, beautifully photographed.

Alex 29/7/13 13:52

Brilliantly presented dish. So inspiring... Thank you so much.

Stephanie @ henry happened 29/7/13 14:18

what a feast of colors! this looks incredible.

Janine 29/7/13 14:35

This looks absolutely beautiful (and therefore delicious!)

Barbara 29/7/13 14:41

Beautifully presented, Angie. I love beets!

Man Ridwan 29/7/13 14:44

I never thought beets and seafood together,but it's looks so good,beautiful color and presentation, love it :)

Tessa @ Feral Kitchen 29/7/13 15:37

Gorgeous salad Angie! I love the vibrant color of the beetroot!

[Reply] 29/7/13 15:55

Gosh I don't know what am I waiting to make a salad like this but I know now I will try one soon :-)

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today 29/7/13 16:10

I love to mix flavors. I need to get fresh prawns and I can try your recipe out.

Monica 29/7/13 16:21

What a vibrant, pretty dish! Looks like something I'd order at a good restaurant.

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes 29/7/13 17:39

Awesome clicks and a very appealing salad!

koko 29/7/13 17:56

This looks super incredible! Do you mean you bought cooked beets in a vaccuum packed package, or that you cooked them in a vaccuum pack, like sous-vide style?? It really looks amazing.

Shirley Tay 29/7/13 18:29

I recalled you making a lovely beetroot dish sometime ago too & I was amazed with the way you'd presented it. Another wonderful effort, Angie!

Elisabeth Foodandthrift 29/7/13 19:21

As much as I love Beets...I never have thought to pair them with shrimp. A totally genius concept! Angie, you never cease to amaze me with all your creative, colorful, healthy, and super delicious foods, breads, and desserts. I truly adore this yummy salad:)

Mr. & Mrs. P 29/7/13 20:15

Gorgeous salad! Where did you find vacuum packed cooked beets???

Angie Schneider 29/7/13 20:26

Koko, I got the vacuum packed beets from our supermarket.

Angie Schneider 29/7/13 20:38

I got them from one of our local stores. They are available in almost all the supermarkets here.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 29/7/13 23:00

I just bought fresh beets yesterday...

Violeta Pasat 29/7/13 23:31

Angie,your salad looks so Gourmet!nice colors,nice presentation,light flavors,delicious salad!

Patty Price 30/7/13 00:00

Beautiful beet salad Angie-looks like it could become a favorite! We can buy precooked beets in vacuum package at Trader Joes-they are so easy to use;)

Norma Chang 30/7/13 00:17

My beets are ready for harvest, this is a timely recipe, thanks.

Amy 30/7/13 02:12

This is a gourmet salad fits for a Michelin star restaurant! :) So pretty.

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 30/7/13 02:18

What a gorgeous dish! I love how you arranged the beet slices.

Erica 30/7/13 02:30

My mom loves beets and you have amazing beets recipes! This salad looks really good,Angie!

twodogsinthekitchen 30/7/13 03:44

Gorgeous presentation! I love that you always cook with different ingredients that some of don't see to often. This dish, especially with the prawns looks fantastic and I bet it tastes the same :)

mjskit 30/7/13 03:55

What a unique salad! I'm not a big fan of beet root but this looks like they are sliced very thin and topping with a ton of flavors! Love the oils you used! This salad might make me love beet root!

Christine Ho 30/7/13 04:04

Beautiful salad ! The vibrant colours give a very refreshing feel.

motherrimmy 30/7/13 05:12

I love the precooked beets. I was amazed when I found them at the store and they were completely affordable and totally delicious. Terrific recipe. As always, you turn simple ingredients into amazing dishes.

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 30/7/13 08:47

Good grief, fantastic looking plate Angie...drooling right now!

Ashley 30/7/13 11:59

My husband and I have recently started to really enjoy beets ... and they're just so pretty with that color! I'm a big fan of white balsamic lately too!

Debra Eliotseats 30/7/13 12:07

I have got to get some beets panted for fall.

Liz Berg 30/7/13 13:26

Such a gorgeous presentation! A yummy combination!!!

[Reply] 30/7/13 14:23

How beautifully presented and a great dish...

Jenn S 30/7/13 14:25

Gorgeous salad, Angie!!

My Kitchen Stories. 30/7/13 14:53

This is gorgeous Angie. I love thos beetroots too. So versatile. I love that you have paired prawns with your beefroot

kumars kitchen 30/7/13 15:01

stunningly beautiful plate of colors with such good taste and healthy too...
perfect... :-)

RavieNomNoms 30/7/13 15:23

I love beets! This looks awesome!

Blog do Chocolate 30/7/13 15:44


Gorgeous colours has this fantastic salad, with the prawns that I love ! :)


SavoringTime in the Kitchen 30/7/13 15:55

I wish I could get my husband to eat beets! I absolutely love them and do make them just for myself :) They bring back wonderful memories of my parents' garden. The seared shrimp is a brilliant addition!

Alida 30/7/13 17:32

Wonderful dish Angie! Those prawns look so succulent. It is a pretty dish too XX

Soni 30/7/13 17:41

Gorgeous looking salad!!Love the prawns on top and the macadamia oil sounds wonderful!!

Gloria Baker 30/7/13 18:26

beautiful Angie, we love beetroot!!

Tricia Buice 30/7/13 18:38

This sounds so easy and looks divine! You are a food artist and an inspiration to all of us struggling to make a pretty plate!

tigerfish 30/7/13 19:51

Never seen vacuum packed cooked beetroots over here before. Hmmm.....

[Reply] 30/7/13 20:47

Wow, now that is a piece of art, Angie!! What a stunning salad, and I'm sure delicious as well!

Juliana 30/7/13 23:51

What a beautiful salad Angie...I never had beet root with the color and how you presented.
Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week :D

Rebecca Subbiah 31/7/13 02:00

gorgeous and I need to use beetroot more in salad

Lite Home Bake 31/7/13 05:53

Hi Angie, this is one classy and elegant looking salad :)

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 31/7/13 07:03

This sounds delicious Angie! Love the combination of seared prawns and beetroot! YUM!

Kit @ i-lostinausten 31/7/13 12:06

Lovely & I like beeatroot too! YUMMY!

Food For Tots 31/7/13 15:36

A very eye-catching salad!! A very creative way to enjoy beetroot too!

Natalie G 31/7/13 17:03

Not only a lovely dish, but totally appetizing. Yum yum!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 31/7/13 17:04

You truly have a talent for creating beautiful food, Angie! This salad is lovely!

Chitz 1/8/13 01:07

That's a yummy looking salad :) Perfect with pan seared prawns !

Kiran @ 1/8/13 02:38

This is way too pretty to gobble! But i'll still do it, thanks to the luscious prawns ;)

Joanne 1/8/13 03:23

This is gorgeous! So many pretty colors!

noobcook 1/8/13 07:09

lovely summer flavours!

Fimère 1/8/13 10:42

une belle combinaison de saveurs et de couleurs bravo
bonne journée

Mary Callan 1/8/13 12:37

What a beautiful salad - so simple and elegant and unexpected flavors which work wonderful together - really lovely
Mary x

Jeannie Tay 1/8/13 16:58

Would love to have a plate of that delicious salad with prawns right in front of me now:D Looks gorgeous!

Anne@FromMySweetHeart 1/8/13 17:23

Wow Angie, the salad alone is beautiful. The prawns are just the icing on the cake! Lovely! : )

Geni 1/8/13 18:54

I would love to eat this right now! So gorgeous and luscious looking.

Finla 1/8/13 20:39

Love the color and looks beautiful

Anne Regalado 2/8/13 01:24

Lovely and refreshing salad , Angie ! And in such a wonderful color to boot :D Just delish !

Rosita Vargas 3/8/13 17:29

Una verdadera delicia ensalada refrescante y muy hermosa,saludos y abrazos.

lena 3/8/13 17:47

that's a beautiful dish that no one can resist!

Julia | 3/8/13 22:52

I am always on the lookout for great beet recipes! Beets combined with prawns is a very interesting combination - pinned!

Reeni 5/8/13 01:46

What a gorgeous salad Angie! You are so adventurous in your flavor pairings and they always sound so delicious!

grace 5/8/13 22:43

the hue of those beets is just beautiful and vibrant--makes me long to find them tasty, but alas, i do not. :)

Catherine 6/8/13 05:51

Dear Angie, What a pretty salad!! not to mention I am sure it is delicious. blessings dear. Catherine xo

My Inner Chick 6/8/13 19:32

g o r g e o u s
presentation and colors. WOW.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity 6/8/13 23:26

Beautiful dish Angie! Everything you make always looks so delicious :)

Cynthia 7/8/13 13:46

Angie, what a stunning plate! I love everything you make.

Amelia 12/8/13 08:47

Hi Angie, beautiful plating, like from 5 stars hotel. The combination sound delightful. You're excellent!

Best regards.


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