The Ivy’s Heritage Beetroot Salad with Goat’s Cheese, Pomegranate and Rapeseed Dressing
Made at The Ivy | Serves 4
120g mixed heritage beetroots, yellow, ruby red and candy
20g red chicory leaves, picked
3 red amaranth leaves, picked
3 mint leaves, picked
1tsp pomegranate seeds
40g Tymsboro goat’s cheese, hand torn into pieces (or another soft goat’s cheese)
30ml rapeseed oil
15ml Chardonnay vinegar
Pinch of salt & pepper
Cook the yellow and ruby red beetroots and peel whilst hot. Candy beetroots can be eaten raw and should be shaved. Leave to cool.
Using a pestle & mortar, gently squeeze the juice from the pomegranate seeds and pour the juice into a bowl. Add a splash of Chardonnay vinegar and a teaspoon of honey to the pomegranate juice and begin to whisk gently, slowly adding the rapeseed oil.
Arrange the chicory leaves on a large white plate and intersperse with pieces of goat’s cheese and beetroot. Scatter with the amaranth and mint leaves and dress each layer as you go. Season with salt & pepper.