beetroot orange salad

January 2, 2012mayurisjikoni
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   With much excitement and a little nervousness here’s my first recipe. Most people make new year resolutions and the most commonest one is to become healthy, get healthier or lose some weight. Whatever the resolution might be, I thought starting on a healthy note is befitting. This salad recipe has been tried and tested numerous times and is very popular in our family. Salads should always appear colourful to the eye, must taste sweet, tangy, crunchy and a wee bit chilli or pungent.The combination of sweet beetroot with a tangy orange becomes a very flavourful, refreshing and a filling salad. I have it often as a light meal. The serving is for 2 if it’s served along with a main meal or for 1 if you want to have it as a light meal. I try and cut the onion slivers as thin as possible as I don’t like the overpowering taste of the thick slices.

My first photo for the blog

For 2

1 fresh orange
1 medium beetroot
1 tiny red onion (about 3tbsp)
8 – 10 lettuce leaves
a few fresh mint leaves

Orange Dressing :
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp orange rind
¼ tsp salt 
1 tsp pepper 

  1. Grate the orange rind and keep aside. Peel the orange and cut into chunks or thin slices.
  2. Peel and boil the beetroot. Cut into chunks or thin slices.
  3. Peel the onion and cut into thin slivers.
  4. Wash and dry the lettuce leaves. Tear into pieces.
  5. Put the orange, beetroot, onion and lettuce into a bowl. 
  6. Make the dressing by adding salt, pepper,orange and lemon juice and orange rind to the olive oil. Whisk it well. Drizzle it over the salad and serve.



  •  Instead of lettuce can use any mixed salad leaves or baby spinach leaves.
  •  Store the extra grated rind in the freezer. Can use it for desserts, other salads or for baking.
  •  Those living in the western countries you may use the ready boiled  beetroot available in the stores.
  • I find it easier to peel the orange rind with a peeler. Then it becomes easier to remove the white skin and then slice it with a sharp knife. 


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  • Shreena

    January 3, 2012 at 7:14 am

    This sounds scrummy. I'm excited about this blog… maybe I'll do as Julie did!!?

  • Mayuri's jikoni

    January 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Hey Shreena thanks. Yeah keep checking, you may like some of the recipes. And believe me if you're going to follow my recipes it will be pretty easy. Poor Julie had to deal with a duck, lobster and what not.

  • Dannii Martin

    August 5, 2015 at 11:57 am

    a little bit of orange goes a long way in a salad I think.

  • Heidi Roberts

    August 6, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Your creation looks lovely and summery – just perfect for outdoor eating!


    October 9, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    A perfectly light salad for healthy dinner.

  • Nayna Kanabar

    October 9, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    This recipe looks so lovely and colourful. Perfect for summer .

  • Jagruti

    October 9, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    What a perfect way to enjoy all healthy veg and fruits! Great for warmer days!

  • Sapana Behl

    October 10, 2017 at 8:59 am

    This beet orange salad looks so refreshing and colorful. My first recipe on the blog was a salad too.

  • jayashree

    October 10, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Nice salad and you have come a long way since then. Well done.

  • Nandita Gupta

    October 10, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I always look for beetroot recipe and this is such a healthy version. Will definitely try

  • Afroz Shaikh

    October 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    First recipe in the blog is always close to our heart. The salad looks fresh and delicious.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 10, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    That's true Afroz and its one of my favorite salad.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 10, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Nandita it is definitely tasty… the sweetness from the beetroot and the tanginess from the oranges makes a good combination.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 10, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks Jayashree.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 10, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks you Sapana. I've yet to go through your whole blog, but will do so slowly.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 10, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks Jagruti, I love to add both veggies and fruits to my salads.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 10, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks Nayna… do try it. its delicious.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 10, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Yes it is Avin… I'm sure you'll enjoy it.


    October 11, 2017 at 3:43 am

    The best way to include fruits and veggies in meal …. lovely share

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 12, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks Ruchi

  • geetha priyanka

    October 31, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Beetroot and orange combo sounds unique and refreshing!!! Just imagining the sweet and sour flavour of the salad itself i am drooling!!! Lovely share….

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 31, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you so much Geetha… try it. It is a burst of colors and flavours.

  • Freda @ Aromatic essence

    October 31, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    This is just the kind of salad I enjoy, with bursts of citrus flavors, this one is really amazing 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 31, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you so much Freda.

  • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    November 2, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Beetroot and orange combo sounds much unique and refreshing as well !! And yes, the 1st recipe is always a close to us

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 3, 2018 at 12:41 am

      Thank you so much Sasmita.


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