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I went to Greece last month for a friends wedding and one evening we had roasted beetroot with a feta cheese type dip. It was soooo good; I ate tonnes of it with crusty bread.

This is a simple salad inspired by the combination which is perfect for summer. I also had some carrots which I added but you could leave these out. It does take around an hour to simmer the beetroot prior to roasting making this a longer recipe but its incredibly low maintenance and simple to make.

Roasted Beetroot with Feta and Fennel and Watercress Salad

Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Dish, Salad, Snack
Servings 2


  • 1 bunch fresh beetroot
  • half a block feta cheese (barrel aged is tasty)
  • half a fennel bulb
  • 2 handfuls watercress
  • juice of half an orange
  • 1/2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin


  • Wash the beetroot and simmer in a pan of boiled water for approximately an hour. The time will depend on the size of the beetroot but you should be able to slide a knife into them with ease but they should not be mushy. You could do this the day before if you wanted. Then drain and cool and peel the skin off.
  • Pre heat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Cut beetroot into chunks and toss with half of the oil, the honey and some salt and pepper. Place of a baking tray and roast for 20 minutes. Give them a toss half way through if needed. (I also added carrots but this is optional).
  • Whilst the beetroot cooks finely slice the fennel and toss with the watercress, orange juice and remaining olive oil.
  • Divide the beetroot between two plates and crumble the feta over the top. Serve the salad alongside.
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