Friday, February 12, 2010

Cream Cheese Spread with Beetroot and Horseradish

I should start a regular feature here on Nami-Nami, called the "Beetroot Recipe of the Month" or "This Week's Way with Beets" - as we do eat beetroot pretty much each week. It's cheap, seasonal and actually much more versatile than one might think. This recipe is inspired by a cream cheese spread served in a lovely deli-café in Tallinn, called NOP. I've used it as a sandwich filling here, but it would also work as a dip for crudités or as a topping for a jacket potato.

Cream Cheese Spread with Beet and Horseradish
(Rukkileib peedi-mädarõika kreemiga)
Serves 4

75 g cooked or roasted beetroot
150 g cream cheese, at room temperature
1 heaped tsp creamed horseradish
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
freshly ground black pepper

dark rye bread, to serve

Grate the beetroot finely. Add the cream cheese, horseradish and chopped dill and mix until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper.
To serve with rye bread, spread about a tablespoon of the mixture on a slice of bread, then top with another bread slice and cut diagonally into two triangles.

January 2010:
Dashing Coconut and Beetroot Soup
May 2009:
Beetroot Salad with Cottage Cheese and Leeks
November 2008:
Oven-baked Salmon with Beetroot
September 2008:
Roasted Beets with Caraway Seeds
August 2008:
Beetroot and Potato Salad
March 2008:
Marbled Beetroot Eggs
March 2008:
Bruschetta with Cheese, Garlic and Beets
February 2008:
Beetroot Hummus
January 2008:
Creamy Beetroot Soup with Horseradish
December 2007:
Russian Vinaigrette Salad
November 2007:
Beetroot Soup with Goat's Cheese
September 2007:
Delicious Vegetarian Borscht Recipe
(to be continued...)


Kara's "Original Greek" said...

Glad to have come across your site, a pleasant visit indeed. Will certainly try the crayfish recipe in your post below!
Greetings from South Africa..

Maarja said...

this looks great! will put it on mia's birthday table on sunday!

Juc said...

Beautiful, Pille! Makes me want to come back right away for some estonian food! :)

Matteo said...

what a beautiful recipe, colorful and healty.
have a good weekend!

keelek6rv said...

I'd be a very grateful reader of this beet-feature.

Thanks for all those links to previous beetroot recipes.

Ibán said...

A vote for the "Beet of the week" section :)
I'm a beetroot lover, so I'm in! Will you change the template of your blog on that day of the week to make the colour match??
A couple of ideas (steamed beetroot buns and beetroot leaf friters)
...and beetroot burgers
OK, I stop, I could go like this for ages too. Beet it up!

Mari-Liis said...

küll näeb ilus välja.

ChichaJo said...

I love the color of that sandwich Pille! The brilliant pink and dark pretty! And I'm sure delicious too :)

I always come here when I'm looking for beet recipes :)

natural selection said...

I really enjoy the combination of colors you use with food. Its a great idea for my niece and nephew!

Valentina said...

Well, I would be a religious follower of the beets posts as i simply love them and I am always looking for a different way to prepare them.I love this recipe here and it will definitely be prepared by me tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another beetroot recipe. As dwellers of the cold climes and on a budget I can appreciate this!
Beetroot is also an excellent blood builder, also great for mama's after having a baby. So if you are dropping off a meal for a family with a new member, be sure to include beets!

thepassionatecook said...

looks absolutely stunning! even i, as a beetroot-loather, am tempted to make this ;-)