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    Roast Beef and Beetroot Salad with Horseradish Dressing

    A colourful and delicious, gluten-free salad using some fine British summer ingredients. Even better eaten outside on a warm sunny day.

    • Preparation time: Prepare 15 mins, plus cooling
    • Cooking time: 35 minutes
    • Total time: 50 minutes, plus cooling 50 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 600g piece beef sirloin, from the Meat Service Counter
    • 1 bunch salad onions, thinly sliced diagonally
    • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
    • 250g pack Waitrose Baby Beetroot in Mild Malt Vinegar, drained
    • 1½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 tbsp reduced fat soured cream
    • 1½ tbsp Waitrose Hot Horseradish Sauce
    • 1 pack John Hurd's Organic Watercress, washed


    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Rub the beef with sea salt and cracked black pepper. Place in a small roasting tin and roast in the oven for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
    2. Put the salad onions in a bowl with the red wine vinegar and leave to stand for 10 minutes to slightly pickle.
    3. Cut the beetroot into wedges, place in a bowl and season lightly. Add the onions and toss to combine.
    4. Stir 1 tbsp of the extra virgin olive oil into the soured cream, add the horseradish and mix to combine. Thin slightly with 1-2 tablespoons of cold water.
    5. Slice the beef thinly, then cut into strips, discarding any fat. Toss with the watercress, beetroot and onion mixture then pile onto 4 serving plates. Drizzle with the dressing then trickle the remaining olive oil over and top generously with freshly ground cracked black pepper. Serve with some seeded bread.

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    Cook's tips

    For perfect results, remove the beef from the fridge at least 30 minutes before cooking to bring to room temperature; and after cooking, allow the beef to rest for 20 minutes in a warm place.

    Drinks recommendation

    This dish deserves a chilled delicate red ideal for this light, meaty salad.


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