Beetroot, bacon & spring onions

Beetroot, bacon & spring onions

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 6 with leftovers
Beetroot and horseradish work brilliantly with beef - serve alongside Matt's spiced beef recipe

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal267
  • fat19g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre3g
  • protein8g
  • salt1.29g
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Ingredients

  • 900g cooked and peeled beetroot

    Beetroot

    beat-root

    A favourite in 1970's British salads (served cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a…

  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced on the diagonal

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 100g cubetti di pancetta or diced streaky bacon rashers

    Pancetta

    pan-chet-ah

    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • 1 tsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 200ml tub crème fraîche
  • 2-3 tbsp freshly grated horseradish, or horseradish sauce from a jar
  • juice ½ lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Cut the beetroot into quarters and toss in a serving bowl with the spring onions. Fry the pancetta or bacon in a little oil until just golden. Remove from the heat and immediately tip over the beetroot. At this point the dish can either be served or chilled. If making ahead, remove 1 hr or so ahead of time.

  2. To serve, mix the crème fraîche with the freshly grated horseradish, lemon juice and seasoning. Taste and adjust to be as fiery as you like. Spoon a little of the dressing over the beetroot and serve the rest on the side.

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Comments (2)

joannewall's picture

Lovely salad... Served it with grilled salmon... Fab. Will do again.

Jeisy3's picture
5

This was a really delicious recipe. I doubled the amount of pancetta simply because we love it! Great crowd pleaser.

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