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Seville orange, beetroot and feta salad recipe

Seville orange, beetroot and feta salad recipe

10 ratings

Seasonal seville oranges add a zesty kick to this colourful winter salad. Pair with earthy beetroot, feta, green lentils and sharp watercress for a vibrant citrus salad. See method

  • Serves Serves 4 or 6 as a side
  • 15 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 488 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 bunch raw beetroot (450g), trimmed, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ tsp crushed chillies
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 125g feta (kept whole)
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 300g dried green lentils, rinsed
  • 2 Seville oranges
  • 85g bag watercress
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    16g 23%
  • Saturates

    7g 33%
  • Sugars

    20g 22%
  • Salt

    1.5g 25%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 61.5g Protein 27.6g Fibre 12.4g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Put the onion and beetroot on a baking tray. Mix the garlic and chilli with 1 tbsp olive oil; season and drizzle over the vegetables. Roast for 20 mins, then add the feta and drizzle with half the honey. Season lightly and roast for a further 10-15 mins until the veg is golden and the feta has softened and coloured. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the lentils to pack instructions. Drain and transfer to a mixing bowl.
  3. To make the dressing, zest the oranges into a bowl. Use a small, sharp knife to peel the oranges (removing any pith) and segment over the bowl to catch the juices. Set the orange segments aside. Squeeze any juice from the membrane into the bowl before discarding. Add the remaining olive oil and honey to the bowl; season and whisk well to combine.
  4. Add the roasted veg to the lentils, along with the watercress. Gently toss to combine and lightly wilt the watercress. Divide between 4 shallow bowls, top with the orange segments and crumble over the feta. Drizzle with the dressing before serving.

Need to know:When peeling, make sure to remove the white pith, as this is very bitter and unpleasant to eat.

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