Beetroots with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Mint

Get creative with your beetroot with mint and pistachios.

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
3 cloves garlic, unpeeled
2 large beetroots (about 1 pound)
1/3 cup low-fat plain Greek yoghurt
1 tablespoon low-sodium vegetable broth or water
2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh small mint leaves
1 tablespoon roasted or raw unsalted pistachios, chopped

Wrap the garlic cloves together in a piece of parchment paper; wrap each beet separately in parchment. Place the garlic and beetroots in a microwave-safe dish and cook for 3 minutes. Remove the garlic and set aside, still wrapped. Continue to cook the beetroots in intervals of 2 minutes, until they can be easily pierced with a knife, 8 to 10 minutes. Let sit wrapped in parchment to complete the cooking process and until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together the yoghurt, broth, vinegar, oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Peel the garlic cloves, mash completely and whisk into the vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. (Alternatively, make the vinaigrette with the microwave-roasted garlic up to a few hours in advance to allow the flavors to blend. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.)

Peel the beetroots using a paring knife and cut into wedges or slices. Arrange on a platter, drizzle with the vinaigrette and sprinkle with the mint and pistachios. Serve immediately, while still warm.

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