Beetroot & Feta Salad With Fresh Herb Dressing

I love this Beetroot & Feta Salad with Fresh Herb Dressing. There's something quite delicious about the sweet, earthy flavours of beetroot married with the creamy, salty flavours of feta cheese. The two work wonderfully together. As part of any Middle Eastern feast, I'll invariably include beetroot somewhere. It's one of my favourite vegetables and very versatile.

A plate of earthy zing on the side

I'll make pilaff, dips and fritters but on this occasion, simply roasted then dressed with sharp, salty feta and a zingy herb dressing to counteract the sweetness of the beet.

If you like cooking with paint, you'll enjoy the colourful hands and work surfaces you'll encounter - but the flavour makes up for it. I've kind of given up trying to protect myself and everything within a 10m radius from pink splashes, including my very white dog who's always loitering around my feet in the kitchen. Good luck Shirley.

How to make my Beetroot & Feta Salad with Fresh Herb Dressing

Beetroot Salad With Feta & Herb Dressing
Beetroot & Feta Salad With Fresh Herb Dressing
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course:Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine:Italian
Keyword:Beetroot
Servings: 4
Calories: 167kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 small beetroot
  • 100 g feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200ºC. Chop off the beetroot stalks but leave on the skin. Wrap each beetroot individually in cooking foil and place on a baking sheet. Cook for 40-60 minutes (depending on size) until soft. Cool for 20 minutes. Gently slip off the skins with your fingers - they should come off easily. Cut into small chunks, cover and cool to room temperature.
  • Combine the beetroot with the herbs, vinegar and lemon juice and season lightly with salt & pepper. Arrange in a bowl then sprinkle over the feta and drizzle over the olive oil.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Beetroot & Feta Salad With Fresh Herb Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 345mg15%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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