Courgette and Cheese Tart with Beetroot and Bulgur Wheat Salad

I’ve always struggled to build the right kind of relationship with courgettes. They are so easy to grow provided you have sufficient space. However some late summer they produce so many that it becomes a struggle knowing quite what to do with them all. On a good day I can pick 6 to 8 of…

Beetroot, Chick Pea and Quinoa Burgers

I now realise you can make burgers from pretty much anything provided you follow a few basic principles. You need something dry, something sticky to bind it together and lots of flavours. The dry part tends to be oats, or breadcrumbs, or nuts. The sticky comes from eggs, cheese or mashed pulses. This came about…

Beet ‘n’ Bean Burgers

I first had a beetroot burger at Wholefoods Market on a recent trip to New York while trying to escape the cold and the rain. Then on a flying visit to Cornwall last weekend I had them again – this time at the takeaway hole-in-the-wall at Watergate Bay. These can be made in advance and…

Beetroot and Celeriac Slaw (and a Baba Ganoush recipe)

It’s been quite a while since I posted an update here. With this post you get two for one. Two recipes in one post, but perhaps not for dishes that work together. The main reason for writing up both recipes in the same post is that I only have the one photo, with both dishes…

Roasted Beetroot and Buffalo Mozzarella Salad

Last weekend gave us a very short glimpse of what summer used to be like. If summer ever returns, then this is great for eating al fresco. This would also work well with the addition of toasted pine nuts, toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds or some walnuts perhaps. The earthy beetroot, freshness of the mozzarella…

Mashed Beetroot with Yogurt and Za’atar

Following my brilliant day with Yotam Ottolenghi in the Summer, I finally got around to making this delicious earthy, yet fresh and spicy beetroot dip. Serve as part of a mezze or as a light lunch or evening meal with some baked feta and pitta or khobez. Makes a welcome change to the ubiquitous hummus….

Puy Lentil and Roasted Beetroot Salad

The allotment is a sorry sight this time of year. A few cabbages sitting amongst the weeds seem to be keeping the mice fed through the long nights and the purple sprouting is a favourite for the pigeons. I did however manage to salvage the last of the beetroot before the slugs got to them….

Pink and White Pizza (Beetza!)

Pizza! The universally acceptable child friendly food and what used to be considered a healthier fast food alternative to burgers, chips and the like. In keeping with my image of being someone who has a tendency towards miserableness and one who likes to view things from a slightly negative way I’ve managed to make a…

Beetroot, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad

A simple, tasty salad – the sharp saltiness of the blue cheese works well with the earthy sweetness of the beetroot. 1 medium beetroot ½ pack of blue cheese – St Agur, Dolcelatte, Roquefort, whatever takes your fancy a large handful of salad leaves a handful of halved walnuts 3-4 glugs of olive or walnut…

Beetroot, Feta and Mint Salad

And so the glut moves on from courgettes, to beans and now to beetroot. This is delicious and makes a change from soup. I served it with warmed pittas, taze fusulye, grilled halloumi and felafel. Take 2-3 beetroots. Boil for about 20 minutes, then allow to cool and little, slip off the skins, dice and…

Beetroot Soup

I’ve got hundreds of beetroot growing. Here is one of my favourite recipes – along with a new photo.