12 November 2014

Beetroot, Rocket (Arugula) and Feta Fritters


I love the stuff. You may have noticed that before. I like it plain or pickled in salads, on a sandwich, in wraps, topping a burger and just out of the jar with a fork.

So when Haywards got in touch and asked me to create a recipe card for them, I was delighted to.

I immediately had that eureka moment and decided a beetroot burger or fritter would be amazing. In the end I decided to make fritters and I teamed the beetroot with rocket and feta which work really well with it's earthy flavour.

These are really easy to make and would be great on a burger bun with salad, on a wrap, or served as a starter with dip.

I made my fritters quite rustic, but you could make a finer fritter, by chopping finer. It's very much a personal choice. I do hope you try them and let me know what you think.

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Beetroot, Rocket and Feta Fritters
Beetroot, Rocket and Feta Fritters
Quick rustic fritters that all the family will love. Serve on a bun with salad, on a wrap or as a starter with dip.

  • 300g pickled baby beets, coarsely grated
  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • 1 generous handful of rocket, chopped
  • 100g feta, cubed or crumbled
  • 2 large lightly beaten
  • 5 tbsp plain flour
  • a goo grinding of salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 200ml sunflower or canola oil
1. Wrap the grated beetroot in Kitchen paper, then squeeze out the excess liquid and transfer to a bowl. . 
2. Add the diced onion, the rocket, feta & egg to the bowl and mix well to combine.  
3.Season with salt and pepper, then mix in the flour.
4. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Once hot, drop one heaped tablespoon of the mixture at a time into the oil and cook over a high heat for 2-3 minutes, or until crisp on both sides. Drain on kitchen paper and serve hot or cold.
5. Enjoy!

Total time:

Yield: makes 12 fritters

If you love beetroot too, check out my beetroot articles over at Readers Digest:
And here are a few more of my favourite beetroot recipes. So get that jar out of the fridge!

Recipes clockwise from main photo:

Disclosure: I was paid to develop a recipe for Haywards. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I love beetroot too. I love it roasted as it makes it so sweet. These fritters are a great way to cook beetroot, fresh and so good for you. Thanks for sharing. GG

  2. A tasty recipe! I love beetroot too!

  3. I love a good fritter and these look like a GREAT fritter! You can't beat the combination of beetroot and rocket :)

    1. Thanks Becca and yes you are right they work well together. Beetroot works so well with cheese too.

  4. I love beetroot though rarely buy the pickled version as I can never think of anything else to do with it other than putting in salad. These fritters are a great idea.

    1. I am so glad to have brought you over to pickled beetroot. It works well in so many dishes. Really perks them up.

  5. Wow, great flavours to out together Jac, I bet they taste delish!
    Janie x

  6. I grew up on pickled beets, or beetroot as my mom called it, even layering sliced pickled beets in sandwiches. These fritters sound like a well-ballanced dish for my palate Jacqueline.

    1. I like the pickled beets sliced on a sandwich that is spread with salad cream and topped with cheddar.

  7. I love beetroot too Jac. I generally prefer it unpickled but the baby beets are lovely and sweet. Your fritter sounds really tasty.

    1. I love it all ways, but have a notion for the pickled stuff the most.

  8. These look so lovely Jac. I have just cooked up some beetroot myself, love it. Never would have thought of using it in fritters, inspired idea and so colourful in this dull winter weather!

  9. I am a beetroot fan as well, and your fritters sound amazing! Yum!

  10. Anything with feta has my attention - these look great!

  11. Oh I love these! They are like the companion piece to my beetroot, rocket and feta salad that I posted recently! I would never have thought to make beetroot fritters...


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