Beetroot and Horseradish Appetizer with Lemon Dressing

This colorful vegetable appetizer tastes as stunning as it looks. If you want to surprise your guests with something unusual, choose this recipe and you will hit the spot. This delightfully simple and at the same time delicious starter can brighten any party thanks to its piquant taste. The contrasting flavors of beetroot and horseradish make a great base for this appetizer while its lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and vegetable oil dressing sparks the whole flavor of the dish.


  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • a parsley twig
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 400 g (14 oz) beetroot
  • 15 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 50 g (4 tbsp) grated horseradish
  • black ground pepper – to taste


Place beetroots in a pan. Pour them with water and boil for about an hour. Then cool the beetroots, peel them and grate finely. Squeeze the fresh lemon to get lemon juice. Toss the prepared beetroot and horseradish together. Dress the mass with the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and vegetable oil. Add sugar, salt, and pepper to the appetizer. Toss gently to combine. Transfer the appetizer to a serving bowl and decorate it with a parsley twig.

Enjoy your meal!