I do tend to eat more soups than salads during the cold months, but this is a substantial and nourishing winter salad not to be missed and I see no reason why it shouldn't appear on menus all year round. Robust and earthy beets are gently tossed with a tangy and nutty vinaigrette that is balanced and enhanced by some sweetness from the presence of tamarind and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds. The contrast of flavors and textures in this dish make for one fine dining experience and your guests will never guess just how easy it is to put together. Simplicity is often the most gourmet feature of the meal.
This is adapted from Jerusalem by Yotam Ottalenghi. Ottolenghi is a true genius and master in the kitchen, and the freshness and graceful simplicity that are a signature of his creations make for some of the most creative and pleasing additions that often adorn my table. This book, and his other releases, are a must have for aspiring and accomplished cooks alike, and they do look so beautiful on the shelf and the coffee table for that matter.