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Fresh beetroot

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Woman's Day Food Director Jennene Plummer answers your questions about all things food.

Question

"Hi, we have fresh beetroot in the garden that is ready to be pulled up. Can you please tell me how long it needs to be cooked and the ingredients needed to have it taste like the ones you buy in the tin at the supermarket? Thank you."
— Donna

Answer

Beetroot can be eaten raw, thinly sliced in salads, boiled or baked. For ease of preparation, try washing after pulling up and dry well. Rub with oil and sprinkle with sea salt and wrap individually in foil. Place in a baking dish and bake in a hot oven at 200°C for about 45 minutes or until tender. Wearing disposable gloves, peel away skin using a small knife, slice and season. Make a dressing of two parts red wine vinegar, one part oil and brown sugar and other seasonings. Pour over beetroot before serving.
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