• Beetroot salad with citrus and poppy-seed vinaigrette is a bright and fresh dish bursting with flavour. Making your own vinaigrette is a way to guarantee some delicious homemade flavour. A lovely light lunch.

    Recipe by Nomvuselelo Mncube 

    Beetroot salad with citrus and poppy-seed vinaigrette

    Serves: 6
    Cooking Time: 20 mins


    • Vinaigrette

    • 80ml (1/3 cup) fresh orange juice
    • 80ml (1/3 cup) Westfalia Avocado oil Herb-flavoured infusion
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) honey
    • 15ml (1 tbsp) Dijon mustard
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) red wine vinegar
    • 125ml (½ cup) balsamic vinegar
    • 15ml (1 tbsp) poppy seeds
    • salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • Salad

    • 2 medium candy-striped beetroots
    • 2 medium golden beetroots
    • 2 medium red beetroots
    • 2 avocados, skin and pip removed and sliced
    • handful fresh basil
    • handful rocket
    • 100g walnuts, toasted
    • 100g Parmesan shavings



    For the vinaigrette, whisk together all of the ingredients in a bowl and season to taste.


    For the salad, slice the beetroots into very thin slices using a sharp knife or mandoline. Arrange on a plate with the remaining salad ingredients and drizzle with the citrus vinaigrette.