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Beetroot and Orange Christmas Salad

Winter Beetroot Salad - A Simple Christmas Coleslaw

Beetroot Salad is a perfect winter side dish! Zingy colours, crunchy veg and a zesty Christmas dressing make it perfect for the festive season and beyond. 
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Christmas, vegan
Keyword Christmas Coleslaw, Christmas Salad, Winter Coleslaw, Winter Slaw
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 321kcal


For The Beetroot Salad

  • 2 medium cooked beetroot chopped into cubes
  • 60 g pack of lamb's lettuce washed and drained
  • 100 g red cabbage thinly shredded
  • 100 g carrots sliced into julienne strips
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds

For The Winter Salad Dressing

  • 175 ml virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp pomegranate molasses or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 2 star anise
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)


  • Whisk together all the winter salad dressing ingredients except the salt and the star anise. Taste and add salt as desired.
  • Lay the lamb's lettuce leaves in the bottom of a large shallow bowl.
  • Toss together the cabbage, carrots and onions and pile on top of the lettuce.
  • Place orange slices around the edge of the bowl.
  • Top the salad with chopped beetroot and pomegranate seeds.
  • Pour salad dressing into a bowl, top with the star anise and some pomegranate seeds. Serve alongside the salad


Nutritional information is only an approximate guideline. Calculations will vary according to the ingredients you use and your cooking methods.


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3759IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg