Posts Tagged ‘beetroot’

Another beetroot and goats cheese tart

Full to the brim with sweet beetroot and tangy goats’ cheese. All you need is a salad to go alongside


Lamb and beetroot meatballs

I’m a bit of a latecomer to Nigel Slater. While most people cite him as among their favourite cookery writers, I was always put off by stilted and uncomfortable TV performances. Nigel is really made for the written word. But now I am now the proud owner of my first Nigel Slater book, Tender. I’ve already […]


Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese Tart

Buttery pastry, sweet roasted beetroot and sharp goats cheese – a trio made in heaven.


Friday Night Mezze

My friends came over on Friday night for the usual dinner, drinks, shisha and terrible dancing. What with the weather and our dancing plans, I decided to go for a mezze affair taking inspiration from a tapas special in a really old copy of Observer Food Monthly written by Moro. A few colourful dishes that […]


Chickpea Fritters

This is part of my resolution to actually cook something from the various food magazines I buy every month. These little chickpea fritters are from Olive. I made them as a starter when some friends came over, but they are pretty filling so would make a good lunch. I layered them with chargrilled aubergine and […]


Beetroot Soup

Mmm yet another delicious use for beetroot and possibly one of my favourites. The lime juice and vodka are a must (a traditional addition to Russian Borscht), they cut through the sweet earthiness of the beetroot, spring onion adds some texture and yoghurt is just nice in most things. Plus, how amazing is the colour? […]

Mackerel and Beetroot Salad

A simple salad – earthy and sweet beetroot goes surprisingly well with the oily mackerel.


Beetroot Cake

Don’t be put off by the title, think carrot cake…