Feature Food Recipes

Acanthus Feature: Purple Yellow Salad, by Alexandra Mitsiou

Acanthus is delighted to have multitalented food stylist and content creator Alexandra Mitsiou serving us a delicious 3 course winter menu. Every Sunday we will have a new recipe online creating a series of tasty dishes with organic seasonal ingredients in a sophisticated and harmonious color scheme.


Ingredients (for 2 servings)

3 big leaves red cabbage
1 red beet
1 yellow carrot
6 Dates, pitted
8 Walnuts
Chinoa pops & mustard seeds (optional for decoration)


For the mustard dressing:

2 tsp mustard
1 tsp Coarse ground mustard
1 tbsp agave syrup
50ml olive oil
50g cashew nuts
Salt & pepper



In a food processor blend the cashew nuts with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil amount and set aside in a bowl.

Use the same food processor (or blender) to combine the two types of mustard with the agave syrup and blend till smooth. Gradually add the olive oil, till you get a smooth & creamy mix. Add the cashew paste, season with salt & pepper according to preference & blend till you have a creamy dressing.

In a mixing bowl, combine the red beet & yellow carrot shreds with the dressing and mix well.

Serve the red beet & yellow carrot salad mix on the red cabbage ‘boats’ (halved leaves) and top it up with the chopped dates & walnuts. Optional: add quinoa pops & mustard seeds for decoration.

TIP for shredded veggies: an easy way to shred your veggies fast & effortless is by using a ‘mandoline’ slicer. If you are handy with your chopping knife and you want to practice the ‘julienne’ technique that’s your salad! Alternatively, you can always rasp the beet & carrot if that’s easier.

Enjoy your meal!

purple-yellow-1_am-2016Text and images: Alexandra Mitsiou; hand-crafted ceramic by Suzan Becking

Alexandra Mitsiou is a food stylist & scenographer creating concepts & stories around food. She is focusing on an elegant & minimalistic style with the use of natural & sustainable materials to reveal the importance & substance of pure food.

More delicious recipes by Alexandra Mitsiou on alexandramitsiou.com, Instagram & Facebook!