Carrot, Beetroot, Fig and Grain salad

This recipe is also from The French Market Cookbook.  Very simple – don’t be put off by the list of ingredients.

2 cups cooked bulgur wheat (or couscous, brown rice, quinoa etc – whatever you have to hand)

3 medium carrots peeled and grated (~380g)

2 medium beetroots peeled and grated (~340g)

3 dried figs chopped finely (I use sliced fresh figs if I have them)

1/2 cup roast cashew nuts, unsalted and chopped

1 cup fresh parsley, chopped

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons olive oil

ground black pepper to taste

hot sauce to taste


Combine grain, carrots, beetroot, figs, cashews and parsley in a large bowl.

Make dressing and pour over: whisk lemon juice, vinegar and salt together.

Sprinkle salad with black pepper and hot sauce to taste, then stir to combine.  Serve.


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