I have had these pickled beetroots in my fridge since autumn of last year.
They came from our garden and it’s quite a surprise as we love beetroot and they normally get eaten quite quickly. The star anise has penetrated the beetroots and has given them a mysterious but outstanding flavour.
I discovered these beautiful multi coloured heirloom tomatoes at our local farmers market and thought that this would make a brilliant spring salad.
Heirloom tomatoes are better known as Heritage tomatoes. I love the knobbly shapes and multi colours that these tomatoes offer. Each tomato has its own taste and they make this dish extra special. If you cannot find heirloom tomatoes, use ordinary tomatoes instead.
I challenge you to plant tomatoes this summer, look for heritage tomato seeds or plants.
We enjoyed this warm pickled beetroot and heirloom tomato salad on a lazy sunny Saturday afternoon with our