Beetroot is not only delicious with its soft delicate flavour, it is incredibly versatile in the kitchen. You will find beetroot in the all dishes, from soups and starter dishes, through to cakes, puddings and drinks.
Beetroot is also incredibly nutritious as it helps to boost stamina, it make muscles work and can reduce blood pressure.
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My favourite way to cook beetroot is to roast it in the oven. Roasting intensifies the flavour and colour which only makes it even more delicious.
Roast beetroot can be used in any of the recipes below. Roat beetroot keeps for up to a week if covered and stored in the refrigerator but does not freeze. Roast Beets Recipe
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Not all beets have to be purple, they come in many colours and one which is really lovely is the golden yellow beetroot. This summery vegetable is fabulous with pasta and fresh herbs as in this recipe.
You can use traditional beetroot in this recipe but it will turn the pasta and everything else pink which can look rather pretty. Golden Beetroot Pasta Recipe
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Do Peeaza Chukandar (Lamb and Beetroot Curry) is a dish found mainly in east ad central India. It is a lovely combination and the colour of the beetroot a deep, earthy colour to the dish.
The recipe comes with kind permission of Vivek Sing from his book, Curry Classic and Contemporary, published by Absolute Press. Lamb and Beetroot Curry Recipe
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What a great combination beetroot makes with goats cheese. Here in this tart they come together to create a dish that works well for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. It is versatile as well; use it as a starter dish, a main course with salad and what a great addition to any lunch box or picnic. Beetroot and Goats Cheese Tart Recipe
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This pretty and delightful way of serving of smoked salmon stained a lovely colour from marinating with beetroot is based on a recipe by Xanthe Clay for Lovebeetroot.co.uk . It is very very easy to do but you do need to allow time for the marinading. Beetroot Stained Salmon Recipe
What an amazing combination, beetroot and chocolate, brought together in a delicious, mouthwateringly, scrumptious cake. Serve this as an afternoon tea treat or with a dollop of creme fraiche or clotted cream for pudding. Yum. Beetroot and Chocolate Cake Recipe
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We all know how healthy and nutritious beetroot is, but did you know it is a great hangover cure? Did you know that the world's heaviest beetroot weighed 23.4kg (51.48lb) and was grown by Ian Neale from Somerset in 2001. Find out 10 fun facts about beetroot thanks to the Love Beetroot Website. 10 Fun Facts About Beetroot