Beetroot salad, a vibrant and nutritious dish, has its origins in Eastern Europe, where beets have been a dietary staple for centuries. Over time, it has become a global favorite, celebrated for its earthy sweetness and health benefits.
The best time to savor the refreshing crunch of beetroot salad is during warmer seasons, making it an ideal choice for spring and summer. Its light and refreshing qualities make it a perfect addition to picnics, barbecues, or as a colorful side dish for any outdoor gathering.
View steps to make Beetroot Salad Beetroot Salad Ingredients 2 Beetroot medium-sized, peeled and diced 2 Carrot medium-sized, peeled and grated 1 Red Onion thinly sliced 1 Apple peeled, cored, and diced 2 Tbsp Coriander fresh leaves, chopped 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Lemon juice 2 tsp Sugar to adjust to taste Salt to taste Pepper to taste
Add ingredients to shopping list Utensils Making the Beetroot Salad Prepare the Beetroots Place the peeled and diced beetroots in the mixing bowl of your Thermomix. Cook the beetroots by steaming them for 20 minutes at 100°C on speed 1. This is both the preparation and cooking time for the beetroots. Grate the Carrots While the beetroots are cooking, peel and grate the carrots manually. Prepare the Apple Peel, core, and dice the apple. Prepare the Dressing In a separate bowl, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, chopped coriander, sugar, salt, and pepper. Adjust the sugar to taste – it should balance the tartness of the lemon and your personal preference. Combine the Ingredients Once the beetroots are done, remove them from the Thermomix. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked beetroots, grated carrots, sliced red onion and diced apple. Pour the dressing over the vegetables. Toss and Marinate Gently toss the salad until all the ingredients are well coated with the dressing. Taste and adjust the salt, pepper, and sugar if needed. Let the salad to marinate for at least 15-20 minutes in the refrigerator before serving to allow the flavors to meld. Serve Before serving, garnish the beetroot salad with a few extra coriander leaves for a fresh touch. It can be served chilled or at room temperature.
Whether accompanying grilled chicken, seafood, or simply enjoyed on its own, beetroot salad adds a burst of color and nutrition to your plate.