Beetroot & Yogurt Salad

24 Apr

This is more like a dip than a salad, a lovely fresh combination of grated raw beetroot, yogurt, garlic and herbs, very similar to Turkish Cacik but made with beetroot instead of cucumber. Great with grilled foods or as part of a mezze of small dishes. I make it with raw beetroot, as I really like the sweet earthy taste of freshly pulled beetroot but when I’ve eaten it elsewhere it is most often made with cooked beetroot. The herbs can be anything green and fresh tasting; mint, tarragon, parsley, chives whatever you like.

Serves 4 Prep 5mins

  • 250g natural yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 heaped tbsp grated raw beetroot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • fresh or dried herbs to taste

Put the garlic, salt and yogurt in a dish and beat until smooth. Wash peel and finely grate the beetroot, I use a food processor because I hate grating anything by hand (who wants grated knuckle although at least the blood can’t be seen in a beetroot salad:-). Stir the beetroot into the yogurt sauce, sprinkle with chopped or crumbled herbs and serve chilled.

Variations drizzle a little home-made chilli oil on top to give it a little bite.
Original post 24/4/2008

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One Response to “Beetroot & Yogurt Salad”

  1. Laura Hudson 08/10/2009 at 00:13 #

    Comments from Mas du Diable1. Jenny wrote:What a gorgeous color!4/28/08 8:44:47 AM email website2. Nome wrote:Wow, love the website and the blog! So much information!I'll definitely be trying some of the recipes too – that beetroot dip looks great. Keep meaning to start posting recipes on my own blog but somehow never get round to it. Maybe this year…Good luck in the garden this season x4/29/08 10:01:00 AM email website3. Bernard Bookey wrote:Beetroot & Yoghurt salad can be raised to another level with chopped lov age added. Try it !4/30/08 6:14:24 AM4. laura wrote:Thanks guys and Bernard Thanks for the tip.I've got a clump of lovage growing (comes back year after year) and to be honest I don't know what to do with it because it is so strong and pungent a flavour I'm scared of using it, BUT i can imagine it could work in this salad so i'll give it a go.4/30/08 7:50:16 AM email website

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