Beetroot (or cooked beet) Christmas salad
Beetroot salads are perfect to serve at Christmas or Christmas Eve or New Year as they are full of color and are super tasty as a dessert after a good menu of dishes prepared for these dates. That’s why in RecipesFree we’re going to show you this time how to make a Christmas salad of sweet beetroot with orange, pineapple, cucumber, carrot, and of course apple, a fruit that can’t be missing on these dates.
Steps to follow to make this recipe:
We put together all the ingredients for this beetroot and orange Christmas salad. If you have bought it raw and do not know how to prepare the cooked beetroot, we recommend that you put it in a pot with water to boil with the skin and everything, as if it were a potato, for 20 or 25 minutes to make it soft. And once it’s warm, they’ll remove the skin with their hands or a peeler. Then let it cool completely and you can cut it into cubes of the size you want.
In a large bowl or salad bowl we mix the cooked beet together with the apple cubes that can be cut with skin or without, and can be as many red as green or a mixture of the two.
Now let’s put the cucumber and pineapple in cubes. It is actually more traditional to add guava to this Christmas Eve salad but I thought it would be appropriate to add a refreshing touch with cucumber and tropical pineapple. I prefer to skin the cucumber to add more Christmas color contrast with this green and beet red.
Tip: Beetroot salad is also a great dessert on New Year’s Eve.
To make the vinaigrette, in another bowl mix the vinegar with lemon juice, sugar and orange zest. The latter will give it a very special citrus touch and the sugar together with vinegar and lemon will give it a very tasty bittersweet touch.
Once the sugar is well dissolved, pour the vinaigrette over the Christmas salad with beetroot and pineapple and integrate perfectly with the fruits.
We can serve this sweet beetroot Christmas salad at room temperature or cold, as you prefer. When serving, we pour a handful of nuts of our preference on top to give it a crunchy touch. And if we prefer creamy, we can add a splash of sour cream or Greek yogurt and condensed milk and we’ll get a super creamy Christmas apple salad that’s perfect for dessert at this time of year.