Mixing up your Sunday Roast.

How to turn your classic roast into a vibrant nutritious delight! Mmmmm mmm

So we had a roast chicken sitting in the fridge and I just really didn’t feel like the same old stock standard roast.  I had a lovely bag of beetroot in the fridge and had been given some beauty Genoa figs from a friend. 

Roast Chicken with Glazed Beetroot & Figs with Bulghur Wheat salad.
*Dairy free *Sugar-free

Beetroot, Figs and Chicken

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 11/2 hours 
Ready in: 1 3/4 minutes
Serves: 5

4 x medium-large beetroot
250g fresh Genoa figs
2TBSP olive oil
2TBSP Balsamic vinegar

1 cup Bulghur Wheat
2 TBSP Fresh parsley
1TBSP freshly squeeze lemon juice
walnuts a handful
1 TBSP olive oil

Preheat oven to 200c.  I roast my chicken for 20 minutes at 200c to colour and then 150 for the remaining time.

Peel and cube beetroot.  Place in a roasting tray  with figs and cover with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Slow Roast at 170 for 1hr – 1hr 1/2 (depending on the size of your beets)

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat, stir in 1 cup of uncooked bulgur wheat lemon juice, parsley and a pinch of salt.  Cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Drain any excess liquid, fluff, and serve. If you want to increase the amount, just keep the ratio of 2 parts water to 1 part bulgur wheat.

To serve,  spoon Bulghur onto the plate then your Beetroot and figs .  Use some of the liquid to glaze/coat the beetroot and figs.  Crush your walnuts with your hands and sprinkle over the top.  Add your carved chicken – Bon appetit!

I have to say these figs were the icing on the beetroot so to speak.   The combo of beets juice, olive oil balsamic and caramelised figs makes the most delightfully sweet glaze.  With a deep rich velvety purple against the white meat and greenery of the parsley, it’s a dish not to be forgotten.

So next time you decide to invite friends over for a Sunday roast pull out this recipe as you secret weapon!  Or better still cook it for your Mum!

Enjoy xo


p.s – Don’t forget your Mum this Mother’s day!  Are you still stuck for a gift – pop on over to my Beeswax wraps shop for some cute gift ideas.  I also have limited edition special mothers day prints 😉

What is Bulghur Wheat?  It comes from Durum Wheat that has been cleaned and parboiled.  It is a good source of protein and dietary fibre.  Bulghur is traditionally used in a middle eastern dish called Tabbouleh.  It typically contains parsley, mint, lemon juice, olive oil, tomato and cucumber.   Its light nutty flavour makes it a great alternative to rice, and also makes a fantastic stuffing!

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