Baked potato with beetroot recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 1 hr 30 mins to cook
  • 535 calories / serving
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Preheat the oven to 200°C. Put the potatoes in the oven, directly on the shelf, and bake for 1¼ - 1½ hours until soft when pierced with a skewer. Alternatively, part cook in a microwave on high for 10-15 minutes, then put in the oven to finish baking, reducing the cooking time accordingly.

Make the salad by whisking together the olive oil, red wine vinegar and caster sugar together in a large bowl. Stir through the mint and season to taste with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan until golden brown. Add to the salad dressing, along with the beetroot, onion and black olives, if using. Set aside for the flavours to mingle.

Just before you are ready to eat, stir the feta cheese through the salad. Open up each baked potato and fluff up the inside a little with a fork, adding a little butter if you like. Spoon the salad into each potato and serve immediately.

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  • Ingredients

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • a little butter (optional)
  • For the salad

  • 3tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1tsp caster sugar
  • small bunch fresh mint, leaves chopped roughly
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 packs traditional cooked beetroot, cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • a handful of black olives (optional)
  • 300g feta cheese, cut into 1 cm cubes
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  • Calories
    535
    27%
  • Sugar
    10g
    11%
  • Fat
    33g
    47%
  • Saturates
    14.5g
    73%
  • Salt
    3.9g
    65%
of an adult's Reference Intake daily amount.
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