Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Ultimate baked beetroot and its greens

00:14 Posted by Dhaval Bhandari
If the beetroot you buy doesn’t come with greens, you can use chard or spinach instead.

Ultimate baked beetroot and its greens

Ultimate baked beetroot ingredients


  • beetroots 500g, untrimmed
  • extra-virgin olive oil 1 tbsp, plus extra for the baking dish
  • balsamic vinegar 2 tsp
  • beetroot greens, chard or spinach 300g, roughly chopped
  • coconut milk 300ml
  • pistachios 60g shelled, roughly chopped with a large pinch of sea salt

Ultimate baked beetroot preparation


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and oil a 20 x 30cm baking dish really well.
  2. Scrub the beetroots in cold water, drain, cut into ½cm slices and put in the baking dish. Pour over the oil and balsamic vinegar, season well and toss everything to coat. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until almost tender.
  3. Put the beetroot greens into a pan, season, cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring until wilted. Drain well then spread the greens over the roasted beetroots, pour over the coconut milk and bake, uncovered for 20 minutes.
  4. Scatter with the pistachios and bake for 5-7 minutes or until the nuts are light golden. Serve straightaway or at room temperature. 


PER SERVING (6) 206 KCALS | FAT 15G
SATURATES 8.1G | CARBS 11G | SUGARS 7.8G
FIBRE 3.3G | PROTEIN 5G | SALT 0.6G