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I've been given raw beetroots.  What do I do with them?  I've seen recipes on the net for chocolate beetroot cake, beetroot soup and beetroot curry. All these are a far cry from the sliced beetreet in vinegar of my childhood, and I'm not sure where to start.

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  • JellytottsJellytotts Forumite
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    We grow a lot of beetroot and our favourite thing to do is roast them. On their own or in with other root veg.  You don't need to peel, just give them a good scrub and cut into roast size chunks
  • goldfinchesgoldfinches Forumite
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    Earlier this year I noticed this beetroot falafel recipe being praised on one of the other threads on here (think it might have been grocery challenge but not sure) and I tried it, it was both delicious and easy to do.
    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/beetroot-falafel
    The recipe was so good and low calorie too, that I made it three times in all.
    There are a lot of other beetroot recipes on the BBC Good Food site and elsewhere that I'd like to try but haven't been able to because it is impossible to find raw beetroot in any of the supermarkets within walking distance of my home any longer, goodness knows why. 
    Good luck with whatever you decide to make.
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    Ooh, and I actually have all the ingredients in the cupboard!
  • goldfinchesgoldfinches Forumite
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    Oh, hooray to having all the ingredients in stock, as it were. Very convenient and makes you feel marvellously self-sufficient too. :)
    On consulting my notes about successful recipes, I first made the falafels on 27th June this year and I vaguely remember that I'd seen the recipe mentioned in the thread here and then read others comments about how nice they were and took about a fortnight or so to get round to actually making them IYSWIM. So if you're trying a search on the site I should think aiming for about late April to mid-May might get you to about the right time but closer than that I can't now get, it all seems so long ago now. Nor can I dredge up any of the names of the people who were on the thread, my memory would shame a sieve these days, oh well. B)
    Anyway, enjoy the food whatever you decide to create, goldfinches.
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    If you like beetroot as a relish somewhere I have a recipe that means you preserve it in vinegar with a raspberry jelly - very moreish

    Aldi had a very nice beetroot salad in the summer- beetroot, carrot and som'at else (but can't remember what!!)

    If you are going to boil the beetroots don't cut them , only twist off top leaves as they will lose the colour in the water

    Michael Moseley has a chocolate brownie recipe from his Good Guts diet book (that you can read online) using aubergine. Equally you can substitute cooked beets- I have done that and they were good. (I had to use the vacuum packed kind!)
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  • ApintpleaseApintplease Forumite
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    Oh I love beetroot, we had a fantastic crop this year

    I roast them when Ive something else in the oven. sheet of foil, drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper and scrunch into a farce and roast. When soft, top, tail and peel and you are ready to go. I love them on a roast dinner of gammon or chicken
  • animal_cmhanimal_cmh Forumite
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    If you like beetroot as a relish somewhere I have a recipe that means you preserve it in vinegar with a raspberry jelly - very moreish

    Aldi had a very nice beetroot salad in the summer- beetroot, carrot and som'at else (but can't remember what!!)

    If you are going to boil the beetroots don't cut them , only twist off top leaves as they will lose the colour in the water

    Michael Moseley has a chocolate brownie recipe from his Good Guts diet book (that you can read online) using aubergine. Equally you can substitute cooked beets- I have done that and they were good. (I had to use the vacuum packed kind!)
    Katiehound
    I am VERY interested in the beetroot relish! 
    Thanks 
  • edited 19 November at 3:49PM
    Mrs_F_2017Mrs_F_2017 Forumite
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    edited 19 November at 3:49PM
    We do a beetroot and coconut curry - one of my favourite winter dishes.  We get a veg box and I always look forward to beetroot season! 

    Also second roasted beetroot in with other roasted seasonal veg.

    https://www.riverford.co.uk/recipes/aromatic-beetroot-curry

    Thats the basic spice recipe, I often add any extra veg that needs using too.
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