Red beet and red endive salad

This salad, made with red beets and red endive is not only delicious, it’s also extremely good for your skin. Red and orange coloured fruit and vegetables contain a high percentage of beta-carotene, which fights free radicals. It also helps to protect your skin from damaging UV-rays because it helps to produce melanin.

Having enough red fruits and vegetables in your diet fights the ageing of the skin and last but not least, it’s also a boost to your immune system. So start eating!  

Recipe for 2 people
Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients for salad

  • 1 red beet cut into blocks
  • 2 heads of red endive, in loose leaves
  • 2 heads of little gem, in loose leaves
  • ½ an avocado in slices
  • 2 tbs capers
  • 50 g feta, crumbled
  • 1 tbs roasted sesame seeds

Ingredients for dressing

  • 60 ml olive oil
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 2 tbs capers
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Coarsely ground black pepper


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1. Arrange the blocks of red beet, endive leaves, little gem leaves and pieces of avocado in a salad bowl and divide the crumbled feta and capers over it. Roast the sesame seeds for a short time in a dry frying pan and sprinkle them over your salad.
2. Mix all of the ingredients for the dressing thoroughly; a jar with a lid works wonderfully. Pour the dressing over the salad right before you serve it. Enjoy!


Mirjam Leslie-Pringle

Mirjam Leslie-Pringle is a food expert, photographer and owner of the popular vegetarian recipe blog Born and raised in the Netherlands, Mirjam left Amsterdam three years ago with her family to start a new adventure on the island of Ibiza. Together with her husband, three kids, four horses, three dogs and a cat, Mirjam’s days are filled with work, fun, and of course, healthy and delicious food.