Food and wine pairings

The Springtime Table

Marinated colourful beetroot and white turnip

Marinated colourful beetroot and white turnip

For 4 people

Cooking time

90 min

Classic wine pairing

This dish pairs well with a "feel-good" wine! Bordeaux blanc is inviting, fresh and super appetizing. Try one with a higher proportion of Sémillon for a fuller taste.

Original wine pairing

They not only look fantastic together but also taste fantastic. Bordeaux rosé is a fragrant and elegant accompaniment to these springlike, light and earthy aromas.


200 g each of beetroot, yellow beet and Chioggia beet
200 g of white turnip
1 bunch of radishes
200 ml of white wine vinegar
4 teaspoons of olive oil
4 teaspoons of sugar
½ a tablespoon of fennel seeds
1 bunch of dill
50 g of pistachio nuts
Salt, pepper


Preheat the oven to 200°C (top and bottom heat). Mix the olive oil with the white wine vinegar, sugar, fennel seeds and a nice pinch of salt. Scrub the white turnip and beet, except the Chioggia beet, and cut into eighths. Put each variety into a small bowl and pour over half the marinade. Mix the vegetables with the marinade and then place on a baking tray covered with baking paper.

Sprinkle with salt and cover with aluminum foil. Bake in a pre-heated oven for approximately 15 minutes until the beet is soft but still has a bite. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Mix with the rest of the marinade and allow to soak for approximately 1 hour. Wash the radishes and Chioggia beet, then slice thinly. Arrange the beet, turnip and radishes onto plates. Season, decorate with chopped dill and chopped pistachios. Serve.


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