The last of this crop of beetroot was picked to make a Chilled Beetroot Soup and a Beetroot and Yoghurt Salad/Dip. It is a heatwave right now, as I write this post – we are in Day 3 of a 4 Day heatwave with temperatures over 40C. Thankfully, the mornings are glorious, so there is time to do a little gardening and get some cold dishes ready for the day.
Can I tell you that I have fallen in love with beetroot this year? Ok, I have eaten it and cooked with it before, but beetroot straight from my garden has made me a lover of this vegetable. You can tell by the number of beet recipes posted from 2006 to mid 2016 (5), and after that date (25 published or scheduled).
Let me share some of those recipes with you. Try an Indian sautéed Beetroot Curry, another Chilled Beetroot Soup, and a Beetroot Risotto.
We have some other dips perfect for hot weather: the green coriander based Zhug, Moroccan Carrot Dip and Tomato and Chilli Jam.
Yoghurt makes a great base for yoghurt salads that can often also be used as dips. For example: Yoghurt and Cucumber, Yoghurt and Green Peppers, and Yoghurt Tahina Dip.
Please browse all of our Yoghurt dishes, all of our Dips, our Salads, and all of our Beetroot recipes. or simply find some time to explore our Mid Summer Recipes.
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Picking and cooking beetroot straight from the garden is so good – the beets have an intensity of that earthy flavour that is unbeatable. It is my favourite vegetable at the moment.
The beetroot is slightly pickled and mixed with mustard. You can make your own mustard if you like, it is rather nice, but do so a couple of days before making this salad. It needs to mature for a few days.
This dish can be served as a salad, or on a bed of spinach cooked with garlic and lemon juice, or as a vegetable side dish. The colour of the beets is quite delectable.
You might also like to explore Beetroot and Yoghurt Salad, Chilled Beetroot Soup, Beetroot Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing, or Warm Beetroot and Carrot Salad.
Take time to browse all of our Beetroot Recipes here, and our treasure trove of Salad Recipes. Or simply indulge in our easy Mid Summer dishes.
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The first beetroot from the new garden had me looking for a simple yet dynamic way to treat them. This tangy salad has the wonderful flavours of cumin and coriander, and has yoghurt rippled into the salad. Treat it like a salsa, as a side to your main dish or curry. Summery and special, I love this fusion of east and west flavours.
You might also enjoy Simple Beetroot Soup, Slightly Pickled Beetroot Salad with Mustard, Beetroot Risotto, Beetroot, Orange and Black Olive Salad, Cherry and Hazelnut Salad, and a Warm Carrot and Beetroot Salad with Spices.
Our Beetroot recipes are all here and our Salsas here for you to explore. Or try our easy Early Summer recipes.
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A salad perfect for late Winter and early Spring – and the rest of the year too.
Salads, what wonderful variety they add to life. The number of salads on this blog (150 different salads either posted or scheduled to be posted) says something about our commitment to them. Hot or cold, cooked ingredients or raw, we adore the variety, usefulness, tastes and textures of salads.
Today, it is a Roasted Beetroot salad. We were roasting beetroot for risotto, and threw a few more into the oven to use in salads.
Similar recipes include Roasted Sweetcorn Salad with Feta, Beetroot Salsa with Yoghurt, Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad, Beetroot, Orange and Black Olive Salad, and Beets with a Yoghurt-Tahini Dressing.
You might also like to try Roast Beetroot with Cumin Seed, and Roasted Beetroot with Garlic and Walnuts.
Feel free to explore our other Salads, our other Beetroot Salads, and all of our Beetroot recipes. Our easy Mid-Spring recipe collection is available here.
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We are back to beetroot again – and home grown beetroot is simply the best. As soon as you begin to work with it, that earthy beetroot scent invades the kitchen. Raw beetroot, not often used, is not only good for us (lots of roughage), its texture and taste is perfect for salads. Crunchy! Plus beetroot salads add such a colourful element to the dinner table.
What other beetroot dishes would you like? Similar dishes include Slightly Pickled Beetroot Salad with Mustard, Beetroot, Orange and Olive Salad, Beetroot and Carrot Salad, Roasted Beetroot Salad with Sweetcorn, and Beets in a Herb Dressing.
This is another Bittman Salad, adapted from his 101 Salads. We have a project to make them all, at least the vegetarian ones, as they are all very healthy and amazing salads. You can browse other ones we’ve made here.
Or explore all of our Salads and all of our Beetroot recipes. Or simply browse our easy Late Summer recipes.
This salad I have adapted quite a bit, adding ingredients from my garden.
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How great is the earthy taste of beetroot! Growing my own, the earthiness and its inherent sweetness are both intensified in these fresh-from-the-ground crimson balls.
This crunchy salad is a good way to start or end a meal, or to serve as part of a spread of vegetable-based dishes. It is an Ottolenghi recipe, simple in its design and gorgeous in its delivery. It is very crunchy with the beetroot raw and the toasted nuts and seeds. If you like it a little softer, quickly saute the julienned beetroot, like we do in the Beetroot and Carrot Salad.
Everything can be prepared in advance, kept in the fridge, and combined when you’re ready.
We have some similar Beetroot recipes. Try Roasted Beetroot and Garlic Salad with Walnuts, Beetroot with Yoghurt Tahini Dressing, Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad with Rocket, and Beetroot, Orange and Black Olive Salad.
Also try Purslane Salad with Herbs and Burrata.
You can browse all of our Beetroot recipes here. Or have a look through our Ottolenghi recipe collection. We love Salads and have so many. Browse them here, or explore our easy Mid Summer recipe collection.
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A salad for Autumn, Winter and early Spring, where the roasting of the garlic and beetroot warms the kitchen, and the earthiness of the beetroot suits the weather. Even though beetroot is available year round, it seems to taste so much better in cooler weather.
The beetroot is roasted with the garlic, intensifying the beetroot flavours and mellowing the zip of the garlic. They become a perfect flavour pair.
Are you after Beetroot Salads? Try Beets in a Herb Dressing, Beetroot, Orange and Black Olive Salad, Slightly Pickled Beetroot Salad with Mustard, and Beetroot Salad with Honey Orange Dressing.
Or perhaps just Beetroot recipes. Beetroot and Pinot Risotto, Roast Beetroot with Cumin, and Beetroot Halwa.
Feel free to browse all of our Beetroot Salad recipes, and all of our Beetroot dishes. Our Salad recipes are here. Or explore our Mid Spring recipes.
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Beetroot is back on the menu, our earthy flavoured friend. In this salad, the beets are grated and mixed with a classic yoghurt and tahini dressing. To keep up the Middle Eastern theme, we add some za’atar.
This is a perfect Autumn Salad, although it does work really well in all other seasons. I love it in Autumn because we are moving from the cool blue colours of Summer into the oranges, golds, reds and crimsons of Autumn. It seems to fit well somehow.
If you are interested in other Beetroot Salads, try Beetroot and Yoghurt Salad Beetroot Salsa with Yoghurt, Beetroot, Orange and Olive Salad, Beetroot with Honey Dressing, Raw Beetroot and Herb Salad, and Warm Beetroot and Carrot Salad with Indian Spices.
Or try other Beetroot Recipes – Beetroot Risotto, Beetroot Fry and Beetroot Halwa.
Otherwise, have a look at all of our Beetroot Salads and all of our Salads. You can have a look at all of the other Beetroot recipes too. Or browse our Early Autumn dishes.
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Beautiful Beetroot, roasted, and dressed with herbs
Beetroot is a great vegetable, and baby beets are sweet and tender. This recipe treats them minimally. You can use baby beets or larger, medium sized ones.
The inspiration for this dish came from Turquoise by Greg Malouf. I recommend this cookbook of Turkish recipes. It is beautiful.
Are you looking for similar recipes? Try Beetroot and Yoghurt Salad, Slightly Pickled Beetroot Salad with Mustard, Raw Beetroot and Herb Salad, Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad with Rocket, Beetroot, Orange and Olive Salad, and Beetroot with Honey Dressing.
Feel free to browse other recipes from Turquoise. You might also like our Beetroot recipes. Or you might like to browse Salad recipes too. Check out our easy Mid Spring recipes here.
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Did I tell you just how good Ottolenghi’s Beetroot, Orange and Black Olive Salad is? It is amazing. From Plenty, a favourite amongst his books. It is a great salad for late Winter and early Spring, but can be made any time.
Our similar recipes include Orange and Walnut Salad, and Orange and Olive Salad with Mint and Basil.
Or are you looking for Beetroot Salads? Try Beetroot, Herb and Nut Salad, Roasted Beetroot Salad with Sweetcorn, and Beets in a Herb Dressing.
Also browse our other Ottolenghi dishes, all of our Beetroot Recipes, Orange Recipes, and Olive Recipes. We have a wealth of Salad Recipes for you to try. Or explore our Early Spring recipes for more inspiration.
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Ginger and a little sweetness makes a beautiful dressing for this dark King of Vegetables
A delightful salad with an Indian flavour profile
I have been loving raw beetroot salad recently. Take a young beetroot and a carrot. Grate both. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. You can add some ginger if you want. It is wonderful, healthy and very “eliminating” too, if you know what I mean.
And then I came across an Indian version of this salad. Mustard seed, curry leaf, urad dal, cumin seed.
Are you looking for more Beetroot recipes? Try Sweet Beetroot Halwa, Beetroot Fry, Roasted Beetroot Salad with Sweetcorn, and Baked Beetroot.
All of our Beetroot recipes are here, and our Indian recipes are here. Browse our Indian Essentials. Or find inspiration in our Mid Summer collection.
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