Beetroot Tartare

Mike Reid

This recipe is brought to you with the help of our friends at JC’s Quality Foods


  • 2 large beetroots, roasted 
  • 1 large hass avocado, very ripe 
  • 1 quails egg yolk 
  • ½ shallot or red onion, diced 
  • 1 tsp cornichons, finely chopped 
  • 1 tsp capers, finely chopped
  • Small bunch of Chives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil 


  1. Roast your beetroot until they have softened and then chill them down before you begin to assemble.
  2. Cut your beets into quarters then take a mixing bowl and colander and push the beets through the holes in the colander into the bowl. This will give you mince like consistency.
  3. Add your diced Onion, Cornichons and capers to the beetroot and mix well.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, mash up your avocado with a fork until it is a puree consistency, then dress with some olive oil and lime juice. Season to taste with Salt and Pepper.
  5. Dressing your beetroot with a lick of olive oil, salt and pepper then fold through your chives. Your now ready to assemble.
  6. Place a base circular layer of avocado, then begin to build your beetroot nest. In the centre gently place your quail egg. One last pinch of salt, add a wedge of lime on the side and it’s ready to enjoy.
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