Baked beetroot salad with yogurt and nuts

Baked beetroot salad, with yogurt and nuts. If you don't fancy the turnips and their flavor between sweet and earthy desist from reading the recipe now. If you like, and appreciated the contrast between sweet and acid, the creamy and crunchy, and you want to try something new that has a negligible amount of calories, so this dish is for you. The recipe is not my, is taken from the book Vegetarian gourmand of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and I liked immediately, both the ingredients for both the magnificent color, lavish and so unusual. Is’ extremely easy to prepare and you can serve it as a vegetarian appetizer, or as a side dish with a grilled fillet or fish boiled meat. Is’ a fresh and tasty salad, Let me know.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 6 fresh red beets
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil as required
  • 70 grams of shelled walnuts, lightly toasted
  • 30 grams of pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted
  • 170 grams of thick Greek yogurt
  • the juice of half a lemon
  • chives or green parts of a fresh onion

Beetroot baked with yogurt and nuts


Preheat oven to 200 degrees static. Wash the beets and Peel, then cut them in half and then into quarters (and then again into quarters if they were too large). Put the beets in a baking dish with the garlic and bay leaf, then season with salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 1 hour or until the beets will not be tender, then put it in a bowl and season it with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, some’ salt and half the chives or green onion chopped parts.

Emulsify the yogurt until it is soft, and add half of the chopped walnuts and pumpkin seeds, then drizzle with yogurt cream beets, without stirring too to keep the effect is pinkish-white’ absorbance. Decorate with garlic (yummy food to eat), the remaining walnuts and roasted pumpkin seeds and a little’ spring onions, chopped. Bon appétit!

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Silvana December 1, 2016 at 23:24

Dear Ada, I would like to congratulate you because you're a friend who consult every time has a question about what to cook or help to make the best of. I made the cake with carrots, almonds and oranges and despite me being a landslide with sweets , is’ Everybody loved. Thanks

Ada Parisi December 5, 2016 at 11:54

How glad! Also because it is a cake that I balanced myself with so many difficulties, because I wanted to find the perfect balance! I'm happy to help you, but I'm sure you're not a landslide! A dear greeting, ADA

speedy70 February 8, 2016 at 17:51

I love beets, excellent with yogurt, a delicious salad!!!!

Ada Parisi February 9, 2016 at 15:59

Hello and thank you for having enjoyed this recipe! I don't think the love in many, Why not beet incites, but this salad is so good. And it says a wrong thing for beet… a warm greeting, ADA


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