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Healthy, nutritious and quick to whip up

Enjoy this delicious salad with a little extra… Dairy works well with any vegetable and gives a good boost to the overall nutrient content of the meal.

Beetroot, feta & walnut salad

Serves: 6-8 people

Portion size: 120g

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For the salad:

  • 450 g (5 medium size) cooked and cubed beetroot – you can use pre-cooked one’s bought from a store
  • 100 g Danish-style feta cheese
  • 3 big handfuls (about 80 g) fresh rocket
  • 3 tbsp (54 g) walnuts – chopped (pecan nut is a great substitute)

Lemon vinaigrette:

  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
  • 50 ml juice of one medium sized lemon zest of one lemon
  • 2 heaped tbsp (130 g) honey
  • 1 tbsp (12 g) Dijon mustard (optional)
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste



  1. In a small jug or jar, whisk (or shake by popping the lid on the jar) all the ingredients for the lemon vinaigrette together.
  2. Put the rocket in a salad bowl or on a serving platter. Pour some vinaigrette over it then add the cubed beetroot and feta cheese.
  3. Add some more lemon vinaigrette before sprinkling some chopped walnuts over the top.
  4. If you have leftover salad dressing you can keep in an airtight container (or a jar)in the fridge for up to 4 days.


This recipe is supplied by Rediscover Dairy, an initiative of the Consumer Education Project of Milk SA.

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