Are you looking for a starter for your Christmas menu? Would you like to serve something light this time so that everyone is not stuffed before the main course? Then we have the right recipe for you today. Our beetroot carpaccio with apple and walnut is light, wintry and makes an impression. In short: the perfect start to the Christmas dinner.
For the carpaccio, beetroot is boiled, peeled and finely sliced or cut. A handful of lamb’s lettuce is put on the carpaccio. A few walnuts and sweet apple balls also join in. Everything is rounded off with a vinaigrette made from apple cider vinegar, walnut oil and sugar.
Luckily, the individual components of the dish can all be prepared well in advance. They only have to be arranged together right before serving. Another plus point for the beetroot carpaccio, if you want to have several courses on Christmas Eve.
Beetroot Carpaccio with Apple and Walnut
Carpaccio + Salad
- 2 beetroots, equals about 500 g
- 40 g walnuts
- 100 g lamb's lettuce
- salt + pepper
- 2 apples
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 100 ml apple juice
- 6 tbsp walnut oil, alternatively vegetable oil
- 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp beet sugar
- Wash the beetroots. Put in a saucepan, cover with water, bring to the boil and cook at low temperature for about 35 minutes.
- In the meantime, peel the apple and use a melon baller to cut out balls (alternatively cut into pieces approx. 2 cm in size).
- Caramelize the sugar in a small saucepan or pan. Add apple juice and cook until the caramel has dissolved. Put the apple balls in, simmer for about 30 seconds and then let them cool in the liquid.
- Mix vinegar, oil and sugar to a vinaigrette.
- Roast the walnuts in a pan without adding any fat and then roughly chop them.
- Rinse the cooked beetroot with cold water, peel and cut into very thin slices with a vegetable slicer or knife. Arrange the slices slightly overlapping on a plate. Pour some vinaigrette over it. Arrange lamb's lettuce, apple balls and roasted walnuts on top and drizzle everything with vinaigrette again. Season with salt and pepper.