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A simple, balanced bistro-style salad that's low in calories but high in flavour, texture and nutrition.
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
200 g peeled cooked beetroots,, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 handfuls mixed leaves
¼ cucumber, cut into batons
8 asparagus spears, trimmed
2 large free-range eggs
- Pour the olive oil and vinegar into a small bowl, mix well and add the beetroot. Divide the mixed leaves and cucumber between 2 plates.
- Blanch the asparagus in a pan of simmering water for 2 mins, then remove and set aside. Crack the eggs into the pan and gently simmer for 3 mins until the whites are cooked and the yolks are just beginning to set, but still runny. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
- Meanwhile, add the beetroot to the salad plates, pour over the dressing and lightly toss together. Top each plate with asparagus and a poached egg to serve.