Delicious beetroot carpaccio served with a slice of pear, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a walnut-sesame crunch. Ready in 20 minutes only.
Vegan beetroot carpaccio
Beetroot is the perfect vegetable to make a vegan carpaccio. I like to use pre-cooked beetroots, which are usually vacuum-packed. You can find them in any supermarket. All you need to do is to thinly slice them, beautifully arrange them on a plate and add a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Make the beetroot carpaccio ahead of time
If you would like to prepare the beetroot carpaccio the day before, I recommend saving the juice that is in the package. Thinly slice the beetroots, and store them in their juice to prevent drying. Put them in an air-tight container and keep them in the fridge for maximum 1 day. Arrange them on plate with the rest of the ingredients shortly before serving.
The most delicious walnut-sesame crunch topping
The only ingredients you need are walnuts, sesame seeds, some maple syrup and a generous pinch of salt. The crunchiness and saltiness of this topping perfectly complements the beetroot carpaccio.
Simply combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Heat a small pan with a little olive oil. When hot, add the nut mixture and cook it over medium heat for 5 minutes. Then, shortly caramelize over high heat until golden brown. When it has cooled down, break the walnut-sesame crunch into small pieces.
This walnut sesame topping is also great on any soup or salad.
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Vegan Beetroot Carpaccio with Pear
For the walnut sesame crunch
- 1 handful of walnuts
- 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 pinch of salt
- olive oil
For the carpaccio
- 4 small pre-cooked beetroots vacuum-packed
- 1 pear William's variety
- 1 drizzle of olive oil
- 1 drizzle of balsamic vinegar
- 1 pinch of salt and pepper I use Sichuan pepper
For the walnut-sesame crunch
- Thinly crush the walnuts with a knife.
- In a small bowl, mix the walnuts, the sesame seeds and the maple syrup. Add a generous pinch of salt.
- Heat a small pan with a little olive oil. When hot, add the nut mixture and flatten it out with a spoon. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Then, give it a stir and shortly caramelize over high heat until golden to dark brown. Mix constantly to prevent burning. Let cool while you prepare the carpaccio.
- When cold, break the walnut-sesame crunch into small pieces.
For the carpaccio
- Cut the beets into thin slices (about 2 to 3 mm thick) using a sharp knife or a mandolin.
- Cut 4 slices off the pear.
- Arrange the beet slices in a circle on 4 small plates. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
- Top with a slice of pear and the walnut sesame crunch.