A Very Purple Salad

A Very Purple Salad

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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A Very Purple Salad








Here’s a summer friendly salad recipe which can be enjoyed on its own with a glass of white or rosĂ© (and some bread, if you are so inclined).

It is very easy to assemble and doesn’t take much time but it does require a bit of planning since you have to marinate red cabbage, beetroot and onion.

This salad includes uncooked courgette, a first for me. I have recently developed a taste for this vegetable in its raw form (in salads) thanks to a friend.

a beautifully coloured salad which is light yet satisfying


250 Grams red cabbage

1 Beetroot

2 Onion

1 Yellow Pepper

1 Green Courgette

10-12 Cherry tomato

Juice of 2 lime/lemon

1 Tablespoon vinegar of your choice

1 Tablespoon strong mustard

1 Tablespoon olive oil

A pinch of freshly ground pepper

Salt to taste


  1. Wash and finely slice the red cabbage.
  2. Peel, wash and halve the onion. Slice in fine rings in half moon shape and separate the rings.
  3. Wash and steam the beetroot for about 7 to 8 minutes (depending on its size). You want it just a wee bit tender, not cooked.
  4. Once the beetroot has cooled down, slice it in thick matchstick like shape.
  5. Take a bowl with a lid. Throw in the sliced cabbage, onion rings and beetroot.
  6. Add the vinegar, juice of 1 lime or lemon and a pinch of salt.
  7. Toss well, cover and let this marinate for about 5 to 6 hours.
  8. When you are ready to assemble the salad, wash and halve the cherry tomato.
  9. Wash, de-core, deseed and halve the pepper. Finely slice each half.
  10. Wash and remove both ends of the courgette. Cut it in half and slice it along its length. Slice each halved length into half moon shape.
  11. In a salad bowl, throw in the pepper, cherry tomato and courgette.
  12. Add the marinated cabbage, beetroot and onion mixture.
  13. Add olive oil, mustard, juice of 1 lime or lemon, salt and pepper.
  14. Toss well and enjoy.

4 thoughts on “A Very Purple Salad”

  1. I only have one set of ingredients in the “cupboard” — so you’re welcome to send some purple ones. 🙂

    I’ve been very much into beets in the past 2 months. There must be something in them that i need. So this is another way to eat them.

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