Marinated beetroot with grilled goat's cheese

Marinated beetroot with grilled goat's cheese

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus marinating

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Earthy beetroot works perfectly with creamy goat's cheese for an easy but impressive starter

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
293
protein
9g
carbs
10g
fat
25g
saturates
8g
fibre
2g
sugar
9g
salt
0.77g

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 4 raw beetroot, peeled and very thinly sliced on a mandoline or with a food processor slicing attachment
  • 2 x 100g vegetarian goat's cheese rounds with rind, halved horizontally
  • 4 handfuls rocket

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Method

  1. Mix the oil, vinegar, sugar and thyme in a shallow dish and season well. Add the sliced beetroot and marinate for at least 1 hr or overnight, if you like.
  2. Heat grill to high. Season the goat’s cheese slices, then place on an oiled baking tray and grill for 2-3 mins until golden and melting.
  3. Lift out the beetroot, reserving the marinade, and divide between 4 plates. Top with the rocket, a round of goat’s cheese and a little more rocket. Drizzle with the marinade and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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MaryG's picture

Absolutely delish. I used golden beetroot freshly dug from the allotment and marinaded it for more than 24 hours. It wasn't chewy at all. I served it with nasturtium leaves (as i had them on the plot) and couscous mixed with peas and red onion for our main but I'd do it again as a starter just with the rocket, beets and melted goats cheese. Lovely.

ncrossby's picture
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I really enjoyed. The beets are stunning and I found them lovely and crisp. The leftovers will be eaten with salad during the week. I would make again but wouldn't drizzle the marinade over again. This just made the vinegar too prominent and overpowered the goats cheese. My nan (with false teeth) did find the beets too chewy, so maybe if you have any false teeth coming round, used pre-cooked.

mrsjamtart's picture
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so easy and absolutely delicious!!!

shonamckinnon's picture
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This was a great idea but i have no idea why you would use Raw beetroot?? My guests found it too tough to chew even though it was very thinly sliced, i would use cooked beets next time and it would be perfect

saltic67's picture
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I wrapped the goats cheese in parma ham before grilling and it was delicious. well worth a go!

mouserbn2's picture
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A perfect marriage of flavours; dead easy to prepare and looks great.

henry99's picture

Really easy and very impressive for a dinner party starter

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