RECIPE : raw beetroot, fig and almond salad

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in sweden we say that we’re “full and content” when we’re happy after a meal.
i’ve been thinking about that saying a lot lately.
which of the two do i prefer ? maybe it should instead be “content and full” ?
i see it as a scale – some types of foods swing me more towards full, while others more towards content.
eating fresh, nutrient-packed ingredients leaves my light and satisfied, before reaching that full-on-the-brink-of-bursting stage. i’ve always loved food and can eat a lot in one sitting. so that’s why i’m happiest filling my tummy with tons of freshness that doesn’t take a lot of energy breaking down. and i do believe my tummy loves me back for it, just a little.

which brings me to today’s recipe. the loveliness of this side dish never ceases to amaze me. it’s as fresh and satisfying as can be. it works great on its own, and is also the perfect companion to bbq. or try having it with some hummus and freshly baked bread ^^

raw beetroot, fig and almond salad recipe:
2-3 beets (depending on size), peeled
1 small onion, sliced
a handful of almonds, roughly chopped
a handful of chive stalks
2 fresh, or 4 dried figs, halved or quartered
2-3 tbsp horseradish, grated
1-2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper

– slice the beets as thinly as possible, or make into spirals with a spiralizer (as in photos). place on a platter
– add onion slices, figs, almonds, horseradish, salt and pepper
– sprinkle with some apple cider vinegar and garnish with the chive stalks. couldn’t be simpler right ?


i hope you try the recipe out, and if you do – maybe take a minute to think about what kind of food makes you content. and full.

love // jenny


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