This split pigeon peas and red beet salad is an easy vegan recipe, using an orange turmeric dressing, no oil, and optionally fresh herbs and hot sauce.
I wanted to make a variation from the usual salads and thought about two things: one, something nutritious, vegan and oil free. Two, something good. I happened to have some split pigeon peas which could make a nice base for a salad, and all that was needed was some vegetable, and a dressing.
Beets are wonderful companions to dishes, as they can provide a bit of sweetness and a juicy addition to rice and other grains like lentils, or, split pigeon peas.
The dressing, an orange turmeric sauce, uses no oil and no salt, and added a little more juiciness. Give it a try !
Split pigeon peas and red beet salad (oil-free)
- 1 beet
- 12 oz cooked split pigeon peas
- 1 orange
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- Fresh herbs optional for decoration: parsley, cilantro
- Hot sauce optional: sriracha, tabasco sauce