Recipe for raw beetroot salad with apples
Insalata di barbabietole e mele in salsa rafano
When Italians think of ‘barbabietola rossa di Chioggia’, they are normally feeding cows. This is a great pity, as beetroots from the Chioggia island near Venice look extremely pretty in a salad bowl with the clear red and white stripes.
Children love this dish for the candy striped colours alone, and if you find the taste a little too anonymous, you can always spice it up with some horse radish. That’s how the salad is served in Denmark, where it has become very popular as part of the New Nordic cuisine. If you can’t find horse radish or raw beets in the supermarket, they are very easy to grow. As long as you give them plenty of water.