smoked salmon and roasted beetroot salad

Smoked salmon and roasted beetroot salad with horseradish dressing

Last Updated on 14/12/2020 by richard

My wife and I were looking for a different starter for the festive family meal this year. This smoked salmon and roasted beetroot salad recipe from Sainsbury’s took our fancy.

We added some orange segments to give a bit of citrus zing.

smoked salmon and roasted beetroot salad

Smoked Salmon and Roasted Beetroot Salad with Horseradish Dressing

A festive starter combining smoky and fresh flavours
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Starter
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 177 kcal


For the Salad

  • 750 g Raw beetroot peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 cloves Garlic skin on
  • 3-4 sprigs Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 140 g Rocket
  • 250 g Smoked salmon flaked into large pieces
  • 2 Oranges large, peeled and cut into wedges
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the Dressing

  • 75 ml Crème Fraîche light, if preferred
  • 2 tbsp Horseradish sauce
  • ½ tbsp White wine vinegar
  • ½ Lemon juiced


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6.
  • Put the beetroot in the centre of a large piece of foil with the garlic cloves and thyme sprigs. Drizzle over the oil and season with the black pepper.
  • Seal the foil into a parcel and place on a roasting tray. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes or until soft. Squeeze the garlic from their skins and toss with the beetroot. Leave to cool completely.
  • Whisk together all the dressing ingredients.
  • Carefully toss the rocket with the beetroot and smoked salmon and divide onto serving plates. Drizzle the dressing over each plate to serve.


If you have a chef’s blowtorch, singeing the orange segments provides a slight toasted flavour.


Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 92gProtein: 13.1gFat: 9.6gSaturated Fat: 3.1gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 7.9gSalt: 0.9g
Keyword beetroot, horseradish, salmon
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