a refreshing and simple to make salad consisting of raw grated beetroot, apple, crunchy walnut pieces and a dash balsamic vinegar and rapeseed oil
The first time I made this salad I was amazed by how flavourful and delicious it was. Not only that but the preparation was also rather quick and easy. It’s a perfect light lunch or dinner option, especially for those hot summer days.
And last but not least it is rather healthy too. Here are a few background facts about its ingredients:
Low in fat; a good source of folic acid, fibre, manganese and potassium. It’s packed with antioxidants; has anti-cancer properties and promotes cardiovascular health
High in fibre and vitamin C; a source of B-complex vitamins, antioxidants and minerals such as calcium and potassium; helps to lower cholesterol; has anti-cancer properties
Packed with omega-3-fatty acids; high in protein; contain antioxidants; promote good heart and brain health; have anti-cancer properties
Contains polyphenols and flavonoids which act as antioxidants helping to promote good heart and brain health as well as to protect against cancer; helps improve digestion, lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and sugar levels
Contains omega 3, 6 and 9, which reduce cholesterol and help to maintain healthy joint, brain and heart functions; source of vitamin E
My grandmother, who like me loves to experiment with new recipes, tried it and suggested it to me so thanks to her I am sharing this recipe with you. I do hope that you will enjoy it as much as I did.
- 1 medium raw beetroot
- 1 medium apple
- Small handful of walnuts
- Balsamic vinegar
- Rapeseed oil
- Pinch of salt
Peel and grate the beetroot and apple and mix together in a bowl. Add a dash of balsamic vinegar and rapeseed oil, and a pinch of salt to taste. Finely chop the walnuts and combine with the salad.
Tip: If you don’t happen to have rapeseed oil, you can use virgin olive or sesame oil instead.