This vibrant, easy to make Pomegranate Beetroot Salad Recipe with Cilantro is full of zest and sweetness, perfect served alongside chicken or lamb dishes. It’s a great dish to include in your party menu.
Pomegranate and beetroot salad
Pomegranate seeds make an ideal salad ingredient. They are juicy and intensely sweet with a little sharpness to them, which pairs really well with earthy flavours. Such as beetroot!
Beetroot has depth and sweetness which makes it a great candidate for pickling and marinating. This sharp and tangy Vegetarian Borscht, for example, contains a generous amount of pickled beetroot. And my refreshing Beetroot Summer Soup (Chlodnik) is made with yogurt and lemon juice. Beetroot loves plenty of zing and zest!
This is why sweet and zesty pomegranate seeds make an ideal pairing with beetroot. Tasty as well as pretty!
Though that’s not the only ingredient pomegranate seeds make a good match with!
More pomegranate recipe ideas
I also like to add pomegranate to cauliflower dishes. See for example my Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Pomegranate, where I’ve swapped cauliflower rice for bulgur wheat and pomegranate for tomatoes. You may also like this simple Cauliflower Pomegranate Salad with Yogurt Dressing. Check out also this Romanesco Quinoa Herb Salad garnished with pomegranate jewels.
Beet salsa recipe
This beetroot salad recipe with cilantro is very uncomplicated. I does not contain too many ingredients, nor does it take long to make despite involving a bit of chopping. I recommend cooking the beetroot ahead and refrigerating it until you are ready to make the salad. It will save you lots of time.
I’ve included a couple of photos just to give you an idea of how finely I chopped the ingredients.
Make ahead salad
This pomegranate beet salad should be refrigerated for 30 minutes, up to an hour, before serving, to allow the beetroot to absorb all the flavours. That’s why this is an ideal recipe to bring to a barbecue!
Speaking of barbecue if you are looking for an easy, healthy kebabs recipe why not try these flavourful Moroccan Spiced Chicken Kebabs. They would taste gorgeous served with my easy pomegranate beetroot salsa!
More easy healthy salsa recipes
Looking for more easy salsa recipes? Check out this Grilled Corn Salsa with Peppers. You might also like this Stuffed Avocado with Salsa and Beans. It makes a great appetizer or snack. Both recipes are vegan, gluten free and super easy to make!
This vibrant, easy to make Pomegranate Beetroot Salad Recipe with Cilantro is full of zest and sweetness, perfect served alongside chicken or lamb dishes. It's a great dish to include in your barbecue party menu.
- 3 medium beets, unpeeled
- 2 pomegranates, seeds
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 4 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
- 5 tbsp lemon juice, plus zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp good vegetable oil, I used cold pressed rapeseed
- sea salt and pepper to taste
Boil the beets, unpeeled, covered, in water, for about 40 minutes (they should be tender but not mushy). Drain and leave to cool.
In the meantime prepare the other ingredients. When the beets have cooled peel and finely chop them. Combine with the rest of the ingredients, season to taste and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (up to an hour). Enjoy with kebabs, burgers and other barbecue dishes.
To save time cook the beets ahead (and refrigerate until you are ready to make the salsa).
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I am bringing this beetroot salad recipe to #CookBlogShare, co-hosted this week by Recipes Made Easy. Also sharing with Fiesta Friday. The co-hosts are: Laurena @ Life Diet Health and Jenny @ Apply To Face Blog.