This salad has amazing flavours with the sweet earthiness of the roasted beets and the salty creaminess of the feta –  it is perfection.

This would be great as a starter for your valentine or even as a healthy lunch.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 medium sized beetroots
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 200g good-quality feta cheese, cubed or crumbled
  • 2 handfuls of rocket

What you’ll need to do: 

  1. To roast the beets, wash and peel them. Cut them into bite-size chunks.
  2. Place in a roasting dish and sprinkle with sea salt and the rapeseed oil. Put them in a pre-heated oven at 200°C for about 45 mins until tender. When cooked, reserve any juices that are in the roasting tin.
  3. Arrange the rocket on two plates and add the feta and roasted beetroot on top.
  4. In a bowl, drain the roasted beetroot juice and add a tsp of balsamic reduction and season.
  5. Pour over the salads and serve with some crusty bread.