Bright Beetroot Pasta

I love the bright pink colour the beetroot gives this dish!
  • 400g Beetroot
  • Small handful of herbs – parsley, dill, thyme or tarragon
  • half a lemon

From the cupboard:

  • 200g pasta
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • Goats cheese (optional)


  1. Cook your pasta for 3 minutes less than the packet instructions. Reserve some of the water when you drain it.
  2. Grate the beetroot coarsely
  3. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a deep frying pan (you will add the pasta later so needs to be big enough for that), and when the oil is hot add the capers
  4. Fry the capers for a minute or so and then add the beetroot
  5. When the beetroot has softened and is starting to collapse, add the pasta with a large splash of pasta water. Season with salt and pepper (but go easy on the salt as you have the capers in there already)
  6. Simmer the pasta in the beetroot sauce until the water has evaporated and the pasta is fully cooked. Add more of your reserved pasta water if it dries out too quickly
  7. When the pasta is cooked, squeeze over half a lemon and the chopped herbs and combine
  8. Serve with goats cheese on top if desired!

Adapted from Anna Jones’ recipe by Alice