Recipe: Beetroot, carrot & apple salad

9th May, 2020
by Julian | 2 Min Read
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Beetroot, carrot & apple salad, with a lime, coconut & ginger dressing - from Sharpham cook Janet

This is a fresh and zesty salad that is the perfect accompaniment to many dishes, and the bright colours can only give you a lift.

It is always well received and great to take to supper parties or out on a picnic.

It is also lovely stuffed into a nori roll or wrap and great for a fresh and refreshing takeout meal.

With any leftovers, make some burgers and add it to that which will give them a lovely juicy texture and flavour.


  • 2 medium beetroot
  • 3-4 carrots
  • 1 crisp apple
  • 1-inch piece ginger
  • 1-2 limes
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp desiccated or grated coconut
  • 1 small bunch coriander or parsley

Make the dressing first, by peeling the ginger and grating on a fine grater or zester.

Squeeze the lime: if very juicy then only one should be needed but often they are not so juicy so use two.

Mix with the olive oil, ginger and seasoning so there is a good balance of the citrus and oil, then leave to marinade whilst preparing the vegetables.

Put the oven on to medium and put the coconut on a baking dish and bake for 5 mins, giving a shake - then a little more if needed till lightly golden brown. Be careful as it cooks very quickly, so keep an eye out!

Peel the beetroot, apple and carrots and grate them into a bowl.

Wash and chop the coriander or parsley finely and then mix all together with the coconut, leaving a little of the coconut and coriander to sprinkle on top to serve.



Pictures by Sharpham Trust/John Allen Photography