Beetroot Mash: Ten minute meal, vegan, quick, delicious and healthy
A ten-minute meal, from three basic ingredients. How easy is that? This colourful, vegan beetroot mash with shallots is delicious, healthy and quick.
Peel 4 medium sized cream potatoes, and cut into quarts and boil. Meanwhile, cut up 4 – 5 cooked baby beetroots (freshly cooked, or from pre-pack or can) into small pieces. Save some liquid. Also, peel 2 – 3 shallots and dice small. Drain potatoes. Mash with a coarse masher, add 1/5 tbs. rice bran oil (neutral taste) and 1 tbs. of beetroot juice. Add the beetroot, and mash further to a slightly chunky consistency. Add salt, pepper and the shallots, and serve hot. Serves 2 – 3 people generously.
Goes well with a vegan lentil burger, or for carnivores, with slow-cooked beef or homemade meatballs.
Beetroot has good fibre, vitamin C and folate, iron, potassium and manganese, and is shown to increase oxygen delivery to the brain and cells in sports people. Not only that, purple food is full of antioxidants too.