Mackerel, Carrot and Beetroot Super Salad


When I was living in Oxford, and there was an uninspiring grey old day like today, I’d treat myself to an Alpha Salad.

It’s a legendary salad bar in the covered market. Big juicy butterbeans and nutty lentils. Tangy coleslaw, and heaps of Mediterranean vegetables. You could pick from a generous lump of goats cheese, with a thick creamy rind, chicken, tofu and smoked mackerel. Spoonfuls of pesto, and handfuls of seeds. You would leave with a million flavours crammed into a cardboard box, and a wooden fork, to sit on a bench outside a library and really relish every mouthful of lunch.… 

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Using my last tub of beetroot: Beetroot Ice Cream

Okay – so I know that I’ve gone a bit over the top with beetroot recently, but as I mentioned in an earlier post, there’s a 3 for 2 offer on tubs of beetroot at the Tesco’s down the road, so I had my ‘get one free’ pot to use up…. 

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I ♥ beetroot. PART 3 – Beetroot Brownies

Pudding – Beetroot Brownies (inspired by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall)

Ingredients (makes about 8 big brownies)
200g dark chocolate (I used Tesco’s Ivory Coast chocolate which has a bite without being too bitter)
200g unsalted butter
200g caster sugar
3 eggs
120g self raising flour
200g beetroot (cooked and grated)… 

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