Sunday, January 15, 2012

#20 Beetroot, Apple and Horseradish salad

The new year comes with new year resolutions which I hope are going to make a difference in a positive direction.
For 2012 in my blog I wish to see more savoury, healthy, vegetarian and vegan recipes and reduce the number of desserts featured.
However, because desserts are a true passion for me, I'm more than happy to cook them for other people!

beetroot apple and horseradish salad

And to start the year on the healthy side I'd like to share this delicious salad I stumbled upon on while selecting the Christmas menu. Apparently it's traditional for Scandinavian Christmas table and the main ingredient is pickled beetroot. The original recipe is here .

A couple of years ago I would stay way away from any beetroot and would have never preferred it. But this changed now as I found a variety of delicious recipes and ways to prepare it. The best way I think is to smooth the taste of beetroot with a dollop of cream or yogurt.

The salad is great very easy, light in case you chose half-fat cream of even better a 0% fat strained yogurt instead of the cream, and simply delicious!

The quantity I used here is enough for 2:

(adapted from

beetroot apple and horseradish salad


1 cup cubed pickled beetroot

3 pickled cornichons

1 green apple cubed and peeled (optional)

2 tbsp capers

1 cup half-fat cream

1 tsp mustard mayonnaise

1 tsp creamed horseradish

2-3 sprinkles of fresh dill


beetroot apple and horseradish salad

In a bowl mix all the ingredients. Cover with the cream, mustard mayonnaise and creamed horse radish. When serving sprinkle with fresh dill.

Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes or enjoy straight away!

beetroot apple and horseradish salad

I hope everybody is going to have a light and healthy new year!


Bety said...

Много вкусно звучи!!!Непременно ще опитам!

Elly McCausland said...

I didn't really like beetroot until very recently either - but it's great with slightly sharp things like oranges and apples. Dairy, as you suggest, is also a good way of making it slightly less cloying. This looks delicious and I love the colours!

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