Pic of Beetroot and orange salad

Beetroot and orange salad

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Beetroot and orange salad

Serves 4 20 min
Full of flavour and simple to make. The acid sweetness of the orange and the earthy sweetness of the beetroot are a lovely combination. To turn this a light meal, mix it with a handful of rocket and some grilled halloumi; or watercress and smoked mackerel. Another addition is black olives, whose saltiness is a nice counterpoint to the sweetness of the beets and oranges.


  • 2 oranges
  • 1-2 beetroot, depending on size, coarsely grated
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min
  • Step 1

    Peel a couple of oranges, making sure all the white pith is removed. Slice into thin rounds with a sharp knife, removing any pips, and arrange on a plate. Scatter over the grated beetroot.
  • Step 2

    Whisk the oil, vinegar and mustard together in a small bowl. Season. Drizzle a little vinaigrette over the beetroot and orange (you might not need all of it, save the rest for use in other meals). Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and serve.