Easy Beetroot & Orange Salad


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As I have been busy, I didn’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I have made some quick and simple dishes for the past few days and one of them was beetroot and orange salad. I can’t have enough of beetroot. Last time, I used beetroot in my soup – Borscht. Beetroot is such a versatile vegetable that you can use in in just any way you like. Eating it raw is great – rich in Vitamins and antioxidant.


Orange is a great pairing to beetroot because it gives a bit of acidity and sweetness to the whole dish and make it really light and refreshing. The dressing that I made is pretty simple but I decided to use a bit of spices in it to give a bit exotic feel to it. And how can I not put some sesame seeds too? It gives a slight crunch and nutty flavour! I have also added some toasted pecan nuts.

This salad is something that you don’t have to cook anything and can prepare within minutes! Quick vegetarian lunch or dinner! Of course, you could tweak by adding more or other ingredients.


Easy Beetroot & Orange Salad

Yield: 2 persons


2 beetroots, cut into matchsticks
2 oranges, cut into segments
1 handful of chopped parsley
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 handful of toasted pecan nuts

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp lime juice
a pinch of salt


1. Put all the ingredients of the dressing in a jar, put on the lid, shake, mix well and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, put the beetroot and orange. Pour over the dressing and toss to mix well. Divide into equal portions and transfer to individuals plate or bowls. Sprinkle over chopped parsley, sesame seeds and pecan nuts.