Beetroot and Orange Salad

Beetroot and Orange Salad

Beetroot and Orange Salad

I wanted something to serve with basic tinned tuna. Yes, I know it is better to eat fresh but I’d been out all day so this is my interpretation of a healthier “ready meal”.

1 small cooked beetroot
1 orange
Fresh chives
Ground black pepper

Peel and thinly slice orange and beetroot and arrange in a circular pattern on the plate. (I added the 2 tablespoons of tuna to the centre of the salad) Chop up chives or herbs of choice and sprinkle over the salad. Season with ground black pepper.

Prep time less than 10 mins!

Facts about Beetroot

According to Self Nutrition Data beetroot is

“Very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Potassium, and a very good source of Folate and Manganese.”

But I also learn from the Guide

“Beetroot has one of the highest sugar contents of any vegetable. Up to 10 per cent of beetroot is sugar, but it is released slowly into the body rather than the sudden rush that results from eating chocolate.”

Sounds good to me providing I practise portion control!

Do you have any beetroot or Orange recipes to share?

(I tried to reblog this from Piglet’s Healthier Eating blog but there was a technical hitch in that it changedd all my top posts photos in my sidebar to the picture above…curious… so I will post here in full.


21 responses to “Beetroot and Orange Salad

  1. PiP, I guess that if this originated from your ‘Healthier’ blog you won’t be interested in my recipe for Beetroot and Chocolate Cake. What a shame as it is delish. On a different note, my GF’s Mum makes a very moist Spinach & Chocolate Cake too but I haven’t managed to get her to part with that particular recipe yet. I have to admit that I found it very ambitious for an 84 yr old PT lady and was amazed when she served it up. And not a piece of bacalhau or feijao to be seen.

    As far as interesting facts go did you know that beetroot is an antioxident that makes for a good hangover cure. The antioxident detoxifies the liver enabling the body to get shot of the alcohol faster.

    For the older gents amogst us it is also rumoured to be ‘Nature’s Viagra’. But then most things claim that these days! Anything to make a sale.


  2. Yummy, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with eating tinned tuna. Love it. 🙂


  3. Beetroot is one of the few things I don’t really like for some reason although the juice is supposed to be excellent and they make baseball students here drink loads of it. Good luck with the diet!


  4. Now that looks positively yummy, healthy and most of all light in every sense of the word( calories and easily digested). 😀


    • Are you going to try it? 🙂


      • Yeah sure because at the moment I’m stuck at home and have been since September with my torn Achilles tendon. I’m doing more walking and I gotta eat lunch which I do alone. Before everything had to be prepared for me in advance in the morning, but now I can make things and bring things to the table. I’m getting better but boy is it long. Your recipe looks easy and fresh but I must admit I’ll need to add a bowl of soup and a slice of bread, yogurt and an apple. Then I’d be full. When I make it I’ll tell you what I think.


  5. Festive looking–yum!


  6. Nothing wrong with tinned tuna – and a lovely récipe with the beetroot!


  7. Hi,
    What a lovely salad, and easy to prepare as well. It does look delicious, and I agree with others there is nothing wrong with tinned tuna.


  8. Love tuna [fresh, but however I can get it!], love beetroot [which N Euro born kid does not?] and am more than at home with oranges all year round: what is there NOT to love 😀 !


    • With you Eha all the way up to the oranges. I love them too but like my dessert on a separate plate thanks! I love to go for a Rodizio; all those lovely grilled meats, the rice, beans and salad. It’s time to call a halt though when they bring on the grilled bananas and pineapple. Mine go on a separate plate for ‘afters’ with a nice dollop of fresh cream if I can get it.


  9. Hi, in France, a popular combination with beetroot is chicory and walnuts. We can buy freshly cooked beetroot easily on the market; I don’t like the tinned variety at all.


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