Raymond Blanc's recipe for his stunning Rainbow Salad

Published Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 19:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Fed up of your bog standard salad? Spruce things up with this super colourful, stunning salad from TV superchef Raymond Blanc.

Combining an array of fresh vegetables along with hard-boiled eggs for some added protein, this is the perfect dish for a healthy lunch or dinner accompaniment. It also shows you how to make your very own vinaigrette dressing – impressive!

Raymond Blanc created it specially for Henri Le Worm: The Missing Cookbook, a fab new cooking app for children. Whether you have kids or not, this is a great recipe to try out.

Rainbow salad

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  • 4 medium beetroots, precooked
  • 2 eggs, medium, free range or organic
  • 2 large carrots
  • ½ celeriac
  • ½ cucumber
  • 4 tomatoes
  • ½ red onion
  • 3 parsley sprigs, chopped
  • For the mustard vinaigrette
  • 4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp red or white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • ½ pinch freshly ground pepper
  • 120ml Grapeseed or rapeseed oil (or any unscented oil)
  • 1 sml shallot, peeled & finely chopped


Preparing the salad
1 Hard boil the eggs in simmering water for 10 minutes. Remove the eggs, remove the shells and cut them into quarters.
2 Slice the beetroot. Peel and grate the carrots and celeriac finely.
3 Peel and de-seed the cucumber then finely slice it. Finely slice the tomatoes and red onion.

Making the vinaigrette
1 In a small bowl, mix together the Dijon mustard and white vinegar.
2 Then add and mix in the shallots, water and salt and pepper.
3 Then slowly add the oil, whisking energetically, until it is smooth.

To serve
1 Divide the dressing between each of the prepared vegetables and mix it in thoroughly.
2 Arrange all the vegetables and quartered eggs onto a large plate in rows like a vegetable rainbow.
3 Sprinkle with chopped parsley and enjoy!

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

Henri Le Worm is available now for £2.99/ $4.99 for iPad on Apple's App Store

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