Roast Salmon with Golden Beetroot Tzatziki
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Is this tzatziki or twistziki? The twist is the sunshine yellow golden beetroot that gives this dish a rich, earthy flavour which matches up perfectly with roast salmon.
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494 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 1 golden beetroot
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 75g wholewheat couscous
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A handful of dill
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 150g 0% fat Greek style yogurt
  • 50g rocket
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  • 5 tsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 125ml boiling water
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Trim the leaves off the beetroot and peel it. Coarsely grate it. Tip it into a large bowl. See our tip below for the leaves.

  • 2.

    Line a baking tray with foil. Rub 1 tsp oil into each salmon fillet and season them with a little salt and pepper. Lay them on the foil, skin side up.

  • 3.

    Slide the salmon into the oven. Roast for 12-15 mins till opaque. It should flake easily when pressed with a fork.

  • 4.

    While the salmon roasts, tip the couscous into a heatproof bowl. Cover with 125ml boiling water. Place a plate over the bowl and set aside to soak.

  • 5.

    Peel and crush or grate the garlic. Add it to the beetroot. Finely chop the dill, discarding any really thick stalks. Add to the beetroot, too.

  • 6.

    Pour the yogurt into the bowl. Add 1 tbsp of the cider vinegar. Stir the yogurt, vinegar and veg together. Taste and add a little salt and pepper if you think it needs it. This is your beetroot tzatziki.

  • 7.

    Fluff the couscous with a fork and divide between two warm plates. Toss the rocket with 3 tsp oil and some salt and pepper and heap up on the plate. Lay a salmon fillet on each plate and serve with the beetroot tzatziki.

  • Tip

    Leaf it out
    You can keep the beetroot leaves to add to stir-fries or stews. Wrap them in kitchen paper and keep in the fridge. Finely shred and add to stir-fries or stews at the end of cooking for a few mins to just wilt the leaves and soften the stems.

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