Winter citrus, beetroot and fennel salad

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Winter citrus beetroot and fennel salad

Serves 4-6


4 beetroots, tops trimmed

3 oranges

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Juice of 1 lime

1 small fennel bulb, very thinly sliced crosswise, fronds reserved

½ a red onion, very thinly sliced

Extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil or walnut oil, for drizzling

Sea salt and black pepper

Handful of fresh coriander, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C/180˚C fan/gas mark 6
  2. Wash the beetroots, leaving their skins a little damp. Wrap individually in tin foil, place on a rimmed baking tray and roast for one hour or until tender when pierced with a knife. Allow to cool
  3. Using a sharp knife, peel all four oranges and remove all of the white pith. Working over a bowl, divide the oranges into segments and place in the bowl. Add the lime juice
  4. Peel the cooled beetroots. Slice two of them crosswise into thin rounds and cut the remaining two into wedges. Add to the bowl with the oranges and toss together
  5. Divide the beetroot and orange mixture evenly amongst serving plates. Scatter over the fennel and onion. Pour over the juices from the bowl, then drizzle with oil. Season to taste with coarse sea salt and black pepper
  6. Allow to stand for five minutes to allow the flavours to come together, then garnish with fresh coriander and the reserved fennel fronds to serve.

    Per Serving 153kcals, 7.3g fat (1.1g saturated), 21.4g carbs (13.8g sugars), 2.5g protein, 4.8g fibre, 0.101g sodium.

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