Warm Beetroot Salad with Goats Cheese and Rocket

For a delightfully quick and easy starter, serve Merrilees Parker's warm salad of beetroot, goat's cheese and peppery rocket leaves
By Merrilees Parker
Warm Beetroot Salad with Goats Cheese and Rocket
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  • Serves: 4 (as a starter)
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 2 tbsp light olive oil
  • 2 medium beetroot, peeled and grated
  • black pepper
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 150 g soft goats' cheese
  • 75 g rocket
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


1. Heat a frying pan with the light olive oil then add the beetroot and cook for 2 minutes.

2. Season generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper and stir in the balsamic vinegar.

3. Cook over a high heat for about 30 seconds then spoon out the mixture on to four starter plates.

4. Crumble over the goat's cheese.

5. To serve, top each with a little rocket and finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a twist of black pepper.

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