Unbeatable beetroot

Beetroot with grilled goat’s cheese makes for a super-tasty seasonal treat

Low in calories yet high in valuable vitamins and minerals, especially rich in folate (vitamin B9), the mighty beetroot can help cleanse the liver and lower incidences of heart disease. It’s bang in season this month and paired with creamy goat’s cheese, it makes for a lovely light supper.


• 4 raw beetroots

• 2 x 100g goat’s cheese rounds

• 6 tbsp olive oil

• 3 tbsp red wine vinegar

• 1 tsp sugar

• 1 tsp thyme leaves

• Rocket


Mix the oil, vinegar, sugar and thyme in a shallow dish and season well. Peel, then thinly slice the beets before adding to the mix and marinating for at least one hour, or preferably overnight

Halve the goat’s cheese rounds, season then place on an oiled baking tray and grill on high heat for a couple of minutes until golden and melting.

Divide the sliced beetroot between four plates. Top with the rocket, a round of goat’s cheese and then drizzle with the marinade. Serve with some crusty bread – and enjoy!