Maggie Beer's Beetroot and Vinno Cotto Salad

Feb 3, 2017
Maggie Beer's Beetroot and Vinno Cotto Salad

Vino Cotto is a naturally sweet ‘cooked wine’ syrup that is alcohol-free. It is made from the must of grapes and was developed by Maggie and Colin Beer as a way to make the most of their grape harvest. It has a unique sweet/sour flavour with hints of figs and plums, and works wonderfully in any recipe where you might use balsamic vinegar.

Ingredients

8baby beetroot,leaves trimmed off

To tastesalt flakes

1/4 cupVino Cotto

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

To tastefreshly cracked black pepper

100gwalnuts

125grocketyoung leaves

1/3 cupgoats cheese

Method

1.Preheat the oven to 220C.

2.Place the beets into cold water and add a teaspoon of sea salt. Bring the beets to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain off. Let them cool and remove the skins.

3.Combine the Vino Cotto, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and cracked pepper. Toss the beets in the dressing and place on a roasting tray. Roast for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

4.Reduce the oven to 180C and roast the walnuts for 5 minutes. While warm remove the skins by rubbing with a tea towel.

5.Combine the walnuts, rocket, and baby beets and gently toss with the liquid left over from the roasting.

6.Place onto the plate and top with the goats cheese. Serve at room temperature with a final drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Recipe kindly provided by Farmhouse producerMaggie Beer