Beetroot with Chive Dressing

In the pursuit of healthy and nutritious things to eat, beetroot is a nirvana of super-food-ness.. It can improve blood flow and stamina levels and it's also rumoured (medically speaking) to have beneficial effects on conditions like dementia. Luckily, as well as being super good for you (and potentially helping prevent you from going mad longer term?!), beetroot is also delicious to eat, especially when served with a lemon-ey, chive-y, creamy dressing.


  • Beetroot
  • 0% Fat Yoghurt
  • Lemon
  • Chives
  • Garlic
  • White Wine Vinegar

Follow the recipe for Nearly Pickled Beetroot – but use White Wine Vinegar instead of Red Wine Vinegar (ie douse the Beet in a couple of tablespoons of vinegar and wrap in foil before baking for an hour or so….)

Slice the cooked Beetroot

Wash and chop some Chives

Prepare your dressing by whisking the following in a large bowl: juice of half a Lemon, 2 tbsp Yoghurt (fat free of course), half a clove crushed Garlic, 1 tbsp Cold Water.  Taste it and add anything that you think it needs – maybe more citrus, or a little Salt?  If it isn’t thin enough then add a tiny bit more Water (should be creamy, but not too thick!)

Mix the chopped Chives into the dressing just before serving

Arrange the Beetroot slices on a place, and cover with the ‘Sour Cream’ style Chive Dressing…

Great served with Flatbread… on the side with grilled White Fish… with Basmati Rice… or as part of a Mezze of Salad dishes…


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