Marinated beetroot with grilled goat's cheese

Marinated beetroot with grilled goat's cheese

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus marinating


Serves 4
Earthy beetroot works perfectly with creamy goat's cheese for an easy but impressive starter

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal293
  • fat25g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.77g
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  • 6 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 4 raw beetroot, peeled and very thinly sliced on a mandoline or with a food processor slicing attachment



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

  • 2 x 100g vegetarian goat's cheese rounds with rind, halved horizontally
  • 4 handfuls rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…


  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.

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13th Oct, 2012
so easy and absolutely delicious!!!
29th Feb, 2012
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
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12th Aug, 2011
I wrapped the goats cheese in parma ham before grilling and it was delicious. well worth a go!
10th Jul, 2011
A perfect marriage of flavours; dead easy to prepare and looks great.
19th Sep, 2010
Really easy and very impressive for a dinner party starter


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