Turmeric Golden Beet Salad Recipe

Try both variations of this cold salad, which lends itself to experimentation.



From “Fiery Ferments”
Spring 2018

  • Fiery Ferments
    With fermentation, you can acidify any combination of peppers, spices, herbs, and other vegetables to make chutneys, condiments, pickles, and more.
    Photo by Storey Publishing/Lara Ferroni
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    Fiery Ferments features a wide variety of pepper ferments that feature a variety of peppers. From Storey Publishing, it's available in our online store
    Photo by Storey Publishing/Lara Ferroni
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Yield: 1 quart

Heat Index: Mild to Hot

The heat level in both of these variations depends entirely on the fresh pepper that you use. We’ve made this with sweet pimento peppers before, and the salad was mild and easygoing. You’ll notice in this recipe that we soak the fenugreek for a few minutes. This will soften the seed, lessen its bitterness, and bring out the sweeter maple syrup notes.

Sweet, Sour, and Spicy Beet Salad Variation

Use the same method as below, but replace the peppercorns, turmeric, fenugreek, cardamom, and salt with the alternate ingredients listed for a sweeter, gingery take on this salad.


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