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Beetroot. What can I do with them for dinner?

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goldrabbit Tue 05-Aug-14 23:04:09

Any ideas? I picked a few up at the farm shop the other day but not sure what to do with them...

CointreauVersial Tue 05-Aug-14 23:14:14

Scrub them, cut them into chunks, put into an oven dish with some olive oil, garlic, and a big slosh of balsamic vinegar.

Roast for about 50-60 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding a few chunks of goat's cheese for the last five minutes or so. Eat with crusty bread. Mmmmm

FishWithABicycle Tue 05-Aug-14 23:15:23

I love to make red coleslaw using grated beetroot, finely sliced red onion and red cabbage, and a 50:50 mix of philadelphia and mayo.

poach the beetroot either in water or in red wine and make a warm salad with cooked french beans and goats cheese, with a few cherry tomatoes, and vinaigrette.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Tue 05-Aug-14 23:17:29

Cor that coleslaw sounds lovely.

Also what Cointreau said but add some chilli sauce and honey. Bloody yum.

Raeray Tue 05-Aug-14 23:22:20

Yum!! Gonna buy some tomorrow and make the goats cheese dish- sounds divine.

Logarhythm Wed 06-Aug-14 07:32:44

Grate some with carrot in the food processor - by hand if your determined! Dress with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

Cut into wedges and roast, serve with puy lentils, raw spinach and a fresh moussey goats cheese....again dress with balsamic vinegarette.

If you have access to curry leaves make a beetroot thoran.

HippieInASecondLocation Wed 06-Aug-14 07:37:49

Beetroot, feta and walnut risotto. Yum!

eatyourveg Wed 06-Aug-14 07:55:34

soup it has a lovely smokey flavour

Leaningtoweroflisa Wed 06-Aug-14 08:00:01

I was going to suggest the beet root / feta combo, yum.

I had a lovely starter of smoked salmon with beet root purée recently, wouldn't have thought to put those two together but it was delish.

evertonmint Wed 06-Aug-14 08:43:15

What Cointreau says. I would (and do) add spinach and toasted pine nuts/pumpkin seeds. It's totally lush roasted in balsamic.

Feta is a good alternative cheese to go with beetroot.

Don't panic when you go the loo though: a lot of beetroot can create an interesting colour effect grin

HuevosRancheros Wed 06-Aug-14 09:03:54

I love this this walnut, leek and beetroot salad from Jerusalem by Ottolenghi. The ingredients don't sound that "wow", but together they work amazingly well, fantastic smile

Beehatch Wed 06-Aug-14 09:08:20

Julienne raw and serve with Feta and sesame seeds dressed in vinaigrette

goldrabbit Wed 06-Aug-14 10:17:37

Thanks all! I'm going to do a combo of your suggestions and do a salad. I use prepared beetroot all the time but have never tackled one straight from the ground before! grin

Will roast and have with goat cheese and rocket. Think I have walnuts and/or seeds so will throw some of them in and because I love Ottolenghi I'll add pomegranate and coriander. Yum!

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