Beet, squash and apple salad

This is definitely one of the most beautiful and cheerful salads I've seen in my life. Not only is it full of amazing colors, it's also a great way to get the most out of winter vegetables. It is eaten completely raw (yes, even the squash). The trick is in the lemon juice, which "cooks" the vegetables without denaturing them, and enhances their sweetness.

The second tip, and not the least, is the dressing. Between yogurt, honey and tarragon (among others), we witnessed a real explosion of flavors (totally peaceful). We prepared it outside, during one of our campfire cooking experiments. It was obviously a big hit. What amazed me the most was that it was totally in tune with the nature around us. For me, this is obviously not a coincidence, but an irrefutable proof that everything is connected in this world.

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Recipe from the wonderful book "Outside" by Gill Meller

Beet, squash and apple salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Switzerland
Difficulty: very easy
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 beets - floods
  • 2 apples
  • 200 g squash
  • 1 lemon - bio


  • 1 bouquet tarragon
  • 4 tablespoon yogurt - nature
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tsp. honey - liquid
  • salt and pepper


  • Peel the vegetables and fruit, and slice them thinly, using a mandolin or a knife if you are skilled.
  • Arrange the slices in a dish, add the lemon juice and zest. Season with salt and pepper and let stand for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the dressing with half the tarragon. Mix all the ingredients and whisk them with a fork to obtain a homogeneous preparation.
  • Pour the dressing over the vegetables, mix and arrange in a dish. Sprinkle with remaining tarragon.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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