Thursday, 6 October 2011

Roasted Beetroot and Pepper Salad

One of those throw-the-random-fridge-contents-together meals. Worked out really well!


  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 3 medium-sized beetroot
  • 2 soft Australian chorizo sausages, or 1 proper Spanish
  • 6 medium cloves of garlic
  • a few sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • several large leaves of lettuce
  • a 340g tin of chick peas
  • 75g cous-cous
  • half of a vegetable stock cube
  • juice of a lemon

Preheat the oven to 200 C. Deseed the peppers and slice them into large strips - about six to eight per pepper. Top and tail the beetroot, then peel or scrub well, and slice into thin wedges - about eight to ten per beetroot. If using Ozzie sausages, cut into fat pieces. If using an old-school dry chorizo, slice into 3mm pennies. Remove the majority of the paper from the garlic, but not all. Add all of these ingredients to a big roasting tray, and toss with the rosemary, paprika, and a little olive oil. Roast for 45 minutes, until the beetroot are tender and the peppers are just beginning to blacken around the edges.

Meanwhile, prepare the cous-cous by soaking it in hot vegetable stock in a 1.5:1 stock:cous-cous ratio. Shred the lettuce and drain the chick peas. When the roasting vegetables are done, toss everything together in a big bowl with the lemon juice. The beetroot juices will run over the cous cous and turn everything a lovely pink colour.

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