This ‘Beetroot & Marinated Feta Salad’ explodes with taste and colour. The dill and oregano lend the feta a densely intricate flavour which is perfectly offset by the earthy sweetness of the beetroot. An easy and quickly prepared starter, you’re guests will love it!
Beets divide people pretty evenly between those who love them and those who can’t stand the idea of them – this salad may convince the doubters to change their view. My husband is a case in point.
Find out about beetroots health benefits.
serves 4 as a starter
200g feta – crumbled
2 tbsp chopped oregano (about 1/2 a small bunch)
2 tbsp chopped dill (about 1/2 a small bunch)
5 tbsp olive oil
a good pinch of ground cumin
350-400g beetroot – cooked and peeled
3 spring onions – finely sliced
- Put the crumbled feta in a bowl. Add the chopped oregano, dill, olive oil and cumin. Season with salt and pepper (be careful with the salt!) and mix carefully. Leave to marinate for at least 30min in the fridge.
- Cut the beetroot in fine slices (2-3mm), arrange on a plate.
- Take the marinated feta out of the fridge and spoon over the beetroot.
- Sprinkle with the sliced spring onions. Season if necessary.
Tips / Variations
- If using fresh beetroot, cook gently in hot water for approximately 30-40min. Allow to cool and peel.
- Serve the beetroot coarsely grated instead of sliced for a more rustic presentation.
- Coarsely grate the beetroot and serve it with the marinated feta in a wrap with some tahini sauce and fresh salad leaves.
- Use a combination of golden and red beetroot for even more colour.
Print the recipe here: Beetroot & Marinated Feta Salad Recipe
Did you know?
Beetroot is a fantastic hangover cure! Its antioxidant – betacyanin (responsible for its beautiful red-purple colour) – is claimed to have great medical benefits: not only does it cleanse the liver by neutralising and eliminating toxins but it also improves circulation and lowers both cholesterol and blood pressure. So maybe next time you should reach for a beetroot juice rather than a Bloody Mary! 😉
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