Beetroot, Orange + Coconut Salad

For the hot summer days, we’ve come up with a quick and easy recipe- beetroots, oranges and coconuts come together in this refreshing, colourful salad.


2 small beetroot, skin scrubbed and cut into 8 wedges 1 tbsp cold-pressed oil 1/2 orange (other half is squeezed to make the dressing) 80g fresh coconut (about 1/4 of a coconut) Handful dill leaves Himalayan salt Cracked black pepper


Juice of 1/2 orange 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (with the mother) 1 teaspoon jaggery liquid 1 good grind of black pepper 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt



What To Do

  1. Prepare the beetroot by scrubbing the skin well, and cutting into 8 wedges. Whenever possible, don’t peel root veggies. A lot of the nutrition and fibre is contained in the skin.
  2. Place in a baking tray with a little oil, and a good crack of salt and pepper, cover with foil and roast at 180 C for 20 minutes
  3. After 20 minutes, the beetroots should feel soft- uncover the foil and roast for a further 20 minutes without foil to allow them to crisp up at the edges.
  4. Meanwhile cut the orange in half- keep one for the dressing. Take the remaining half, cut into slices and remove the segments (keep peel to make homemade marmalade or to zest into marinades). Discard white pith.
  5. Cut the coconut into thin flakes and toast in the oven for 5 minutes until some parts have told golden brown.
  6. Meanwhile make the dressing- mix all ingredients in a cup and whisk with a fork until combined.
  7. Once beetroot is nicely caramelised, arrange on a large plate evenly and place the orange segments in between., scatter the coconut on top and the torn mint leaves.
  8. Pour the dressing over the top and allow all the flavours to marinate for 5 minutes or so.
  9. Garnish with torn dill leaves.


Nutrition profile: Beetroot and orange are high in vitamin C and coconuts are loaded with nourishing and anti oxidant properties- this salad is full of ingredients that are good for your skin. It’s a good balance of hydrating citrus, colourful vegetables and healthy fats.

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