Beetroot Kvas

An ancient recipe for an addictive Ukranian drink which can also be used to add a sour note to Borsch and other dishes. The recipe is from ” Summer Kitchens” by Olia Hercules and makes 3 x 700 ml bottles.

Beetroot Tops (4-6)

If you get fresh beetroot with the leaves still attached- or grow your own- then this is a very good way to use the leaves. They taste like chard, and if they look a little limp just pop them in some ice cold water for a few minutes to perk them up and then dry with a tea towel or kitchen paper. The recipe is from ” Summer Kitchens” by Olia Hercules.

Beetroot and Green Mayonnaise (4)

I had lots of home grown beetroot from my allotment this year and cooked this delicious recipe from ” Morito” by Sam and Sam Clark. Sadly this book seems to now be out of print, though it appears occasionally on Amazon at inflated prices second hand. The beetroot can also be served with their recipe for Spiced Labneh.