• Balsamic and Orange Dressing:
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ tsp Dijon mustard

  • Salad:
  • 450g can Wattie's Baby Beetroot, drained
  • 500g carrots, peeled and grated
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds, toasted*
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted*
  • ¼ cup currants
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 75g feta to garnish
  1. To make the Balsamic and Orange Dressing: Shake all the ingredients in a screw-top jar or whisk in a bowl.
  2. To make the Salad: Cut the drained Wattie’s Baby Beetroot into bite-size pieces and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, place the carrot, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, currants and mint. Pour over the Balsamic and Orange Dressing and toss together. Carefully mix through the beetroot.
  4. Turn onto a serving platter. Garnish with crumbled feta and serve.

Top Tips

  • This recipe gets the Healthy Pick for Light Meals and Sides.
  • To make this dairy free, omit feta.
  • *To toast seeds: Place seeds in a small frying pan and toast over a medium heat for 2–3 minutes until lightly browned, shaking the pan regularly.

Made With

Baby Beetroot

Wattie’s Beetroot has long been a Kiwi favourite, grown with pride in the the rich soil of the Hawke’s Bay and harvested at their tender best.

Rate and Review

12 Ratings

Reviews (12)

Dorothy's Review | Rating

Looking forward to making it. Or should I say assembling. Just right for a quick night with time precious. BIG THANKS to..

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Elizabeth's Review | Rating

Love it as Beetroot is one of my fav vege

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maureen's Review | Rating

I loved the deferent flavours of this salad dressing defin complimented the salad will be one of my favs to make thanks

betty's Review | Rating

Lovely combination and flavours

Moana's Review | Rating

Yum! I used fresh beetroot grated instead of canned when it was available in my garden too.

Justine's Review | Rating

I think the balsamic came through a little strong.

Suzanne's Review | Rating

Been making this for years. Always goes down well. Can add pistachio nuts or sultanas. Can cubed beetroot or home grown freshly grated.
Sometimes just add Italian dressing as a quick dressing

Sue's Review | Rating

Easy, tasty salad - enjoyed the flavours but might try more orange as this didn't really come through (could depend on the orange I suppose).

Susan's Review | Rating

Love this salad and can easily scoff half of it all to myself, never mind share it with five other people! I add canned four-bean mix or black beans for extra protein and don't always use the feta.