Thursday, 19 January 2012

Roast Baby Beet and Carrot Salad

A few people have asked for the recipe of this photo I posted on Instagram the other day. So here it is...

Fresh baby beetroots
Fresh baby carrots
Fetta cheese
Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
One orange
Fresh thyme
Salt and pepper

. Heat oven to about 180-200 degrees
. Peel or scrub baby vegetables to your liking, trimming tops and ends.
. Tear a piece of foil large enough to fit your veg in. Do each separately otherwise the beetroots will turn everything pink.
. Place the carrots on foil with some whole cloves of garlic and a couple of sprigs of thyme, drizzle with olive oil, a squeeze of the juice of half an orange and salt and pepper.
. Fold the foil so it becomes a little parcel of sorts, keeping the seal at the top!
. Do the same with the beets but use balsamic vinegar instead of the orange.
. Place both parcels on a baking tray and cook in the oven until tender should take about 45mins-1hour depending on how big your veg is.
. Remove veg from oven and allow to cool slightly.
. Place washed rocket on serving plate.
. Chuck the roasted veg on top along with the fetta crumbled.
. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add and extra crack of salt and pepper.
. Toss around and serve!

I am sure there are plenty of recipes out there like this, but I just kind of but this one together on the day with things I had in the fridge. Everyone really liked it, as did I, but I felt it could do with something a little extra, maybe some toasted sesame seeds or dukah for that extra oomph.

What do you think?

{apologies for the not very good iphone photo, it was all gone before I could get the real camera out}



  1. OH!

    Be STILL my vegetarian heart!

    Just added this to my meal planner :)


  3. Yum! Love beetroot - as does my son. In fact we had it last night. Will be using this recipe next time :)

  4. I'm going to try this saturday, was looking for inspiration.

  5. Well this just looks divine Jody, yummo! Thank you for sharing :o) xo

  6. Yum! My kids fave veggies, so this will go down a treat!

  7. I am going to try this with grown up veggies rather than baby ones....cos that is what I have right now. Looks yummy.

  8. Interesting combo! I'm very curious to try... x

  9. I think it sounds delish! Must give it a whirl as this is something my vegan son would eat, minus the fetta.

  10. Definitely trying this one. Three of my favourites - beetroot, carrot and fetta! x

  11. Oh yum, my mouth is watering xo

  12. Looks delish...will have to give this a go!

    Also, I've selected you as a Liebster Award recipient (for inspirational bloggers with under 200 followers) in the post here (sorry you may have to copy and paste!)

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. That's a pretty good pic taken from the iphone :)
    Yummy and healthy salad!

  14. I tried a variation of this today (ie. what I had in the fridge) and it was delicious. Xx


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