Thursday, July 19, 2012

Barbara Monajem's Recipe for Beet Slaw and a Drawing

I love getting the gift of a new recipe, don't you? Barbara Monajem shares her beet slaw recipe with us today, and I am excited to try this out. I've never tried raw beets, that I know of. Her slaw sounds delicious.

Beet Slaw

When I was a child, beets were a vegetable you always ate cooked. Not any more – now my favorite way to eat beets is raw in this slaw. It’s colorful, nutritious, easy to make, and a perfect summer salad.

All amounts are approximate. This recipe serves about 6 people as a salad to accompany your meal.

One half of a large green cabbage, finely chopped, or more if you like a lot of cabbage
3 to 6 carrots (depending on size and how much you like carrots), peeled and grated
1 raw beet, peeled and grated (size depends on how much beet you want in the salad, so if you’re unsure, start small)
3 or 4 spring onions, chopped fine
a sprig of chopped parsley

Mix the above ingredients in a bowl.
For the dressing, mix the following in a jar:
Juice of one lemon
Equivalent volume of wine vinegar
Olive oil, equivalent in volume to the lemon juice + vinegar combined
Dried oregano, salt and pepper to taste
Put the cap on the jar, shake well, pour it over the salad, and mix well.
If possible, let it sit and soak up the dressing for a while before serving.
 (It’s even tastier the next day.)

When heiress Arabella Wilbanks flees a forced betrothal in the middle of the night, the last person she expects to find at the reins of her getaway hackney is Matthew Worcester.

It’s been seven long years since they gave in to their mutual desire and shared the most incredible night of their lives, but Matthew still burns with regret for leaving her without a word. He should escort her to safety, but the chance to reclaim and ravish her once more proves impossible to resist!

Jane hogging Barbara's desk

Barbara is giving away two digital downloads of TO RESCUE OR RAVISH from Harlequin .com to two readers who leave their email addresses today. Leave your email in a comment to be entered in the drawing. 


  1. Happy Anniversary to you Cheryl! I have visited before, but I have never left a comment. I admire your work very much, and I enjoy it. While I don't like beets, I will forward this to my sister who is crazy for them.
    Here is my e-mail addy to have a chance at the download for Barbara's Undone:


  2. I forgot to mention -- this beet slaw is very good with some chopped parsley added. :)

  3. Piper -- Thanks for commenting. :) Please let your sister know that I forgot to mention chopped parsley in the recipe!

  4. Hi Barbara. Am more tempted by your book than by the Beet slaw. It's winter here. More a time for curling up with a good book than getting into salads.

  5. Not to worry - I added the parsley to the ingredient list.

    I DO want to try this! I love beets.

  6. Hi, Princess Fiona. I guess you'll just have to save the salad for summer. Instead, make the chocolate cake from a few days ago -- that's perfect at any time of year! :~))

  7. I love the book cover and you have my email. I really want to win this book!

  8. Great recipe. Can't wait to try it! Would love to read your book, too.

    coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

  9. Thanks, Mona! I love the cover, too -- it really shows the hero's passion for the heroine.

    Hi, Robyn -- Let me know how the recipe works for you. :)

  10. Yum! Can't wait to try this :) And read your book!

  11. Hi Sherri! I hope you do try it -- it's delicious and nutritious!

  12. I'm going to try the beet slaw. My favorite is pickled beets, required the taste for beets when I was young. Can't wait to read your book. donna harris

  13. Donna -- I love pickled beets, too! And pickled red cabbage. Haven't had either of them for years, though.

  14. Barbara, I've never tried anything with uncooked beets. This sounds delish!

    I've won two books already on Cheryl's blog so I won't enter the draw this time around. But I will try that salad!

  15. Have to try this recipe. Have never eaten raw beet but this sounds good as does the book.

  16. Hi, Liane! Thanks for dropping by.

    Lilsis - I sure hope you try the beet salad. :) (And the book.:))

  17. I cannot wait to try the beet salad. Already captured the book and cannot wait to read it! Good Luck on the release.

  18. Hey, Barbara! You share some interesting recipes! I know this story will be as wonderful as the others! Keep 'em coming!

  19. Thanks, Deb! So glad you captured the book, LOL.

    Hi, Mary M! Maybe I should bring beet salad to the next Christmas party, LOL. Just to be different, ya know! ;)