Last night was the first of my winter dining events at Golden Dawn. It was glorious. Wonderful people, exquisite food and beautiful music. There was a cosy sense of community with guests happily sharing food and chatting with strangers. It looked and felt exactly as I'd pictured it in my head. I'll share some pictures at the end of this post.
Today I woke up feeling like I'm coming down with something. A sore throat and head-achey. The busy weekend might be catching up with me. I wanted something for lunch that would feel nourishing but still super tasty. A winter salad of beetroot, toasted cumin seeds, walnuts and dill was what I came up with.
It came together really quickly and was delicious. I love dill and it's perfect in this salad but if you don't have any on hand, a big handful of parsley would work well.
Beetroot, dill & walnut salad
2 medium / large beetroot peeled and grated
1/4 cup of walnuts roughly chopped
handful dill chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp tahini
juice of one lemon
pinch of sea salt
Place your cumin seeds in a frying pan over a medium heat and lightly toast. They're done when they start to get fragrant.
Place your cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle and bash roughly.
Place all your ingredients (except a little of the dill) in a bowl and combine. Stir well to ensure all the salad is dressed evenly.
Sprinkle the remainder of the dill on top just before serving.
Serve immediately or will last 24 hours covered in the fridge.