|6||md||Beetroot with tops|
|Skorthalia (recipe separate)|
|1||tb||Finely chopped coriander,opt|
Serves: 6-8 Cooking time: 35-50 minutes
Wash beetroot well, cut off tops, leaving about 3 cm (1 1/4 inches) on beetroot. Select the tender, undamaged leaves of the beetroot, discarding remainder. Boil beetroot in salted water to cover until tender - about 30-45 minutes. Boil tops separately in salted water for 15 minutes.
Peel beetroot and slice or cube into a bowl. Drain tops and add to bowl if desired, or leave in a separate bowl.
Either serve at room temperature with Skorthalia, or mix dressing ingredients, pour over hot beetroot and leaves and allow to cool before serving.
From: "The Complete Middle East Cookbook" by Tess Mallos ISBN: 1 86302 069 1
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