Beetroot, goat's cheese & tarragon salad

Beetroot, goat's cheese & tarragon salad

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Cooking time

Takes 1 hour, including 30 minutes boiling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

A fresh way to sereve beetroot that counts as one of your 5-a-day. A great winter salad.

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
200
protein
7g
carbs
7g
fat
16g
saturates
5g
fibre
2g
sugar
0g
salt
0.64g

Ingredients

  • 6 raw medium beetroot, about the size of a tangerine (a couple of different varieties, if you can get them)
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g soft fresh goat's cheese
  • 1 handful fresh tarragon leaves
  • small bunch watercress, picked into small sprigs

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Method

  1. Wash the beetroot and put them in a pan of salted water with the white wine vinegar. Boil for 30-40 minutes or until tender - when pricked with a skewer there should be no resistance. Drain and leave to cool slightly, then peel - wear a pair of washing up gloves to stop your hands from turning pink.
  2. Cut each beetroot in half and then into wedges and arrange on a large platter. Drizzle the warm beetroot with half the balsamic vinegar and half the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 3 Just before serving, break the goat’s cheese into pieces over the beetroot and sprinkle on the tarragon, watercress and remaining vinegar and oil.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2004

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rachthecook's picture

Sexy salad!

dianescott's picture

Great use of beetroot and delicious with a juicy grilled steak. I snip the tarragon leaves and leave out the watercress. As a previous review stated I also use a little less balsamic vinegar. Easy and quick and every time I serve it disappears quickly.

janiceconnell22's picture
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I used feta and added blanched green beans - scrummy

niamh1703's picture
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Delish, even better with a handful of roughly chopped walnuts. Slightly too vinegary for me so held back a bit, highly recommended.

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