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Beetroot Carpaccio with Maple Roasted Pepitas and Feta Recipe

Beetroot Carpaccio with Maple Roasted Pepitas and Feta Recipe

Credit: Georgia Harding

Did you know there are many different varieties of beetroot and different colours, too? From the common red variety to white, yellow, striped and so on, all are powerhouses of goodness. Beetroot contains many vitamins, minerals and protective phytonutrients that reduce inflammation and support liver detoxification.

Serves: 4–6



  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Good pinch sea salt
  • 3 medium-sized beetroots (try to get three different colours), peeled & sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • A few sprigs parsley, leaves picked from stems

  • Dressing
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp horseradish cream
  1. Roast pumpkin seeds on tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with maple syrup and sea salt. Toss to coat.
  2. Pop under moderate grill for 10 mins or so. Watch carefully so they don't burn, tossing every few minutes.
  3. Arrange beetroot slices on large plate.
  4. Make dressing by combining all ingredients in small bowl or jar. Drizzle over beetroot and allow to sit for at least 10 mins (to infuse beetroot with flavour).
  5. Once pumpkin seeds are toasted, allow to cool.
  6. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds, feta and parsley over beetroot.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.