Steamed Beetroot and Turnips with Beluga Lentils, Pickled Garlic and Lemon

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A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

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I used red, golden and candy stripe (a.k.a. Chioggia) on this occasion, but all good beets may apply. Pickled garlic can be bought, though you can easily pickle your own, as below.


  • 1 kg (2 lb 4 oz) mixed beetroot (with leaves if possible)


First, pickle the garlic. Sprinkle the garlic with the salt and leave for 4 hours. Bring all the other ingredients to the boil in a saucepan, then simmer for 10 minutes. Rinse the garlic and pour over the pickling juice. Bottle in a clean 500ml (18 fl oz) jar and refrigerate, ideally for 2 weeks. Pickl