Lynda Booth from the Dublin Cookery School shows us how to make this mouth watering whipped goats cheese and beetroot salad.

Watch the video below for the Whipped Goats Cheese and Beetroot Salad recipe from Dublin Cookery School.

Pomegranate molasses is made from the juice of sour pomegranates and it is reduced down until it is thick and syrupy. It is a great store cupboard ingredient and has a lovely balance of sweet and sour flavours. It can be used as a dressing for salads, in a marinade for meats such as lamb or chicken or duck, added to hummus with a drizzle of olive oil and much more. 

*Serves 4 people

*Pre-heat oven to 200C

For the whipped goats cheese:

  • 200g soft goats cheese, such as St. Tola
  • 60ml cream 
  • 1 tabsp honey 
  • Salt 

For the beetroot:

  • 4-6 vac packed peeled beetroot, depending on size
  • 1 small raw candied beetroot, if available

For the garnish: 

  • Pomegranate seeds
  • 30g crushed hazelnuts

For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses 
  • 50 ml extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil, lemon juice – to dress the raw beetroot

Method:

  1. For the dressing, simply mix all ingredients together and taste for seasoning. 
  2. Cut the beetroot into wedges and place in a bowl.
  3. Dress with some of the pomegranate molasses dressing.
  4. For the raw beetroot, thinly slice the candied beetroot, on a mandolin or using a sharp knife.
  5. Place the raw beetroot in a small bowl and season with a tiny squeeze of lemon juice, a dash of olive oil and salt. 
  6. Using a wooden spoon, mix everything for the whipped goats cheese until the cream and honey have been incorporated. 
  7. To assemble, place the wedges of dressed beetroot on the plate.
  8. Spoon a few teaspoons of the goats cheese, place some of the raw beetroot slices on top of these and garnish with pomegranate seeds and hazelnuts.
  9. Drizzle a little more dressing over the plate.

The video has been produced in partnership with Lynda Booth’s Dublin Cookery School in Blackrock using one of their own recipes. The school was named ‘Best Cookery School in Ireland’ in 2013 & 2015 (Irish Restaurant Awards). For further information, click here. Follow Dublin Cookery School on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!