"Typical Mauritian Salad"
2 medium-size beetroots
3 big carrots
3 big potatoes
3 large eggs
1 big onion (finely sliced)
1 tablespoon vinegar
5 to 6 tablespoons oilj
1/4 teaspoon freshly fround pepper
1 tablespoon chopped shallot (optional)
Boil potatoes, carrots, beetroots and eggs in a good amount of salted water until vegetables are just cooked and eggs, hard-boiled. Drain.
When cool, peel and cut all (including the eggs) into thin slices.
Place in a large salad bowl. Add sliced onion to mixture.
Dissolve in a separage bowl, the oil, vinegar,salt and pepper
Pour this dressing (vinaigrette) on the vegetable mixture and mix well.
Sprinkle over chopped shallot, if desired.
Serve with bread.
NOTE: We would like to say a big thank you to the author of the recipe book called "Mauritian Delights", Mrs Lalita Sookhee, who has kindly given us the authorisation to copy some of the recipes that are in her book. If you wish to buy the "Mauritian Delights" recipe book which contains over 300 absolutely delicious mauritian recipes, please contact Mrs Lalita Sookee at Lsookhee@usa.net or Connect@netcourrier.com.