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Vegan beetroot appetizers! With a Gluten-Free option!

on 15/03/2014
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These lovely appetizers are a big hit in my family & friend connections! To whom I served it, they asked me straight for the tasty recipe! 😉 I have written about these tasty appetizers before, but I will happily do that again! 🙂 This recipe is a monthly hit in my stats! 🙂 Beetroot appetizers served in a witlof leaf ( Belgian endive ) ( Vegan, vegetarian )

Recipe: For about 20 appetizers


1 medium-sized beetroot with skin on ( mine weighted 250 gr )

4 tablespoons of walnuts, chopped into little pieces

30 gr of white breadcrumbs/ I used sourdough bread, no crusts!, shredded into little pieces/ Use Gluten-free bread to make it completely Gluten-Free!

1 fat clove of garlic, peeled & finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt

4 teaspoons of a good red wine vinegar ( This enhances the flavour of the beetroot )

6 tablespoons of a good fruity EVOO ( Extra Virgin Olive Oil )

2 bigger witlofs ( Belgian endive ), the end cut off & leaves pulled apart/ cleaned


1. Cook your beet in boiling water until you can insert a knife all the way through. When you cook the beet, the beetroot must be covered completely by water before cooking it.

In my case, it took about 20 minutes. Drain well & let it cool off. When cooled, put plastic gloves on & peel the beetroot. Cut into smaller pieces & place in a food processor.

2. Add other ingredients except the witloof. ( Belgian endive ). Mix everything until it al comes together. It will be this colour ( see picture above ). Taste! It has to taste fab!

3. Just before serving: Take a nice clean plate & place a lovely napkin on it. Fill each beginning of the witlof with this tasty mix. Serve & enjoy! This is greatly enjoyed with a great French Champagne, like a Vranken Brut, Grande Reserve. This Champagne is named after the Belgian Paul Francois Vranken  who went to France to create his own Champagne brand. He established this in 1976. This company is situated in Reims, France. His company is the 2nd largest Champagne & wine company in whole France.

Note: I made this mix the day before serving, so that all the different flavours could develop even more into each other !! This is worth it! 😉 Just mix with a spoon through the purple-pink mix before serving it. 🙂 I know that you all will love it as we do! 🙂 Enjoy, my lovely one’s!!!!

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51 responses to “Vegan beetroot appetizers! With a Gluten-Free option!

  1. Sean says:

    Yum, Sophie! These beet appetizers look awesome! Yummm!

  2. Belinda says:

    Great tasty looking appetizers, Sophie!
    Delicious looking too! A fun picture too! 🙂 xx

  3. Koko says:

    Such a beautiful presentation! Beetroot is very popular here in New Zealand. I bet if I made these, they would be such a hit here, too!

  4. Johan says:

    Fun tasty beetroot appetizers, dear Sophie! Yum Yum Yummmm! 🙂

  5. Molly says:

    I love using endive as finger food! Awesome idea with the beet spread. 🙂

  6. Love beets, and these elegant appetizers really do them proper justice! I bet I could even convince my beet-hating friends to give them a try when they’re dressed up so beautifully.

  7. Oh, I love it already! Yum!

  8. Liz says:

    very pretty! Love how your recipes are healthy and they look like they’d taste amazing!

  9. Lauzan says:

    How springy! They look delicious and perfect for the kind of weather we are having here …

  10. Ooh nice! I might have to save this recipe for my Mums birthday party…;)

  11. Wow, these are beautiful! I am definitely making these sometime soon. Thanks for another gorgeous looking recipe.

  12. Poppy says:

    Very pretty Sophie! x

  13. afracooking says:

    Just love the colour contrast – so vibrant!

  14. They look so tasty and pretty, Sophie! 🙂 I love beets.

  15. twbarritt says:

    I LOVE beets – I’ve never thought about using them as an appetizer! This looks wonderful!

  16. Tammy says:

    I make a similar dish but it’s not vegan. I add blue cheese and it goes instantly.

  17. That looks fantastic Sophie!

  18. boeddhamum says:

    I love beetroot; this will have a nice crunch served in endive leaves,YUM

  19. Victoria says:

    Yum Yum Yumm! I just amde these tasty appetizers & my mom, dad & boyfriend all loved it, dear Sophie!

  20. Beautiful plating!!!! So creative!

  21. veghotpot says:

    mmm delicious!! I love a good dip in a lettuce cup 🙂 thanks for sharing again and reminding me how good these look! x

  22. Liz says:

    The presentation is wonderful Sophie. You are very creative!

  23. rika@vm says:

    These are perfect party appetizers, Sophie! Love this! Did I tell you that my mom’s name is Sophie? Hehe! x

  24. lefoodsnob says:

    Love the presentation:)

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