The only reason I stumbled across this recipe was the fact it mentioned ‘tartare’ which appealed in it’s resemblance to the common steak tartare – which I LOVE. I thought it was time to feature something a bit ‘healthy’ and bright on here and with such a low risk of bacterial infection, how could I not try it?
I’m glad I did, as it was really delicious and complimented the avocado spread very well. This will be a regular lunch for me this summer or a good hearty breakfast, and considering the fact I detested beetroot less than a year ago, I have done well to find a way to enjoy it apart from roasting it.
I hope you try both together, or one or the other…….I should mention the two blogs I stole the recipes from….have a ganders, even if you don’t fancy this, there are some really good recipes and inspiring photos if nothing else! I have only altered the recipes very slightly. I added Aleppo pepper to the avocado spread and sprinkled toasted cumin salt over the beets before serving.
whatscookinggoodlooking.com – for the beet tartare
whatshouldieatforbreakfasttoday.com – for the avocado spread
Beet Tartare Ingredients Makes enough for 4 as a starter or 3-4 filled sandwiches
- 2 large beets (not baby ones)
- 2 small shallots, chopped fine
- 1 tbsp capers, chopped fine
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp fresh grated horseradish or 1 heaped tsp of horseradish cream
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Caperberries, to serve (if you can get them)
Bring a pan of water to boil and add the beets, turning down so the water is only just boiling. Boil for 40-45 minutes (depending on size of your beets, give them a squeeze if unsure) you want them a little bit soft. When cooked, leave to cool before peeling and chopping into small (about 1cm) cubes.
In a large bowl, mix together all other ingredients, stir to combine and adjust seasoning as you wish. Add the chopped beets and give it a good mix.
Serve with bread of your choice, in a salad or on top of the avocado spread!
Avocado Spread Makes enough for 3-4 well-filled sandwiches or toasts
- 2 ripe avocados
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 heaped tsp Dijon
- Sea salt
Simply scoop out the avocado flesh and mash into your minced garlic then mix in the mustard and a pinch of sea salt.