Fresh smoked salmon & beetroot salad

Smoked Salmon and Beetroot Salad

Serves 4

  • 4 raw baby beetroot, scrubbed clean

  • juice of ½ lemon

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • quality balsamic vinegar

  • 200 g good-quality smoked salmon, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger

  • 35 g watercress, washed and spun-dry

  • 2 cm piece fresh horseradish, peeled

  • 1 loaf granary bread, to serve

Using a speed peeler, shave the beetroot into a bowl. Add the lemon juice, a small pinch of salt and pepper, a good lug of extra virgin olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar then mix everything together.



Arrange the smoked salmon in waves over a large platter. Scatter over the watercress, followed by the beetroot slices, leaving any juices behind in the bowl. Finely grate the horseradish evenly over the beetroot then spoon the juices from the beetroot over the top. Sprinkle with an extra pinch of pepper then finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and let everyone tuck in. Serve with a lovely fresh loaf of granary bread on the side.

Nutritional Information

Fresh smoked salmon & beetroot salad

Delicious with warm, crusty bread

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This beautiful-looking beetroot salad tastes really fresh and is so easy to put together
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I love this combination of flavours – it's really simple, so fresh and works every time. It takes just minutes to put together yet it looks amazing on the plate which is always a bonus. It's perfect for a quick lunch with friends.

Using a speed peeler, shave the beetroot into a bowl. Add the lemon juice, a small pinch of salt and pepper, a good lug of extra virgin olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar then mix everything together.

Arrange the smoked salmon in waves over a large platter. Scatter over the watercress, followed by the beetroot slices, leaving any juices behind in the bowl. Finely grate the horseradish evenly over the beetroot then spoon the juices from the beetroot over the top. Sprinkle with an extra pinch of pepper then finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and let everyone tuck in. Serve with a lovely fresh loaf of granary bread on the side.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 134
    7%
  • Carbs 3.4g
    1%
  • Sugar 2.9g 3%
  • Fat 6.9g 10%
  • Saturates 1.1g 6%
  • Protein 13.7g 30%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.

When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
http://www.fishonline.org

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  • 4 raw baby beetroot, scrubbed clean

  • juice of ½ lemon

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • quality balsamic vinegar

  • 200 g good-quality smoked salmon, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger

  • 35 g watercress, washed and spun-dry

  • 2 cm piece fresh horseradish, peeled

  • 1 loaf granary bread, to serve