Sourdough crispbreads with beetroot-pickled eggs and dill and caper yoghurt

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Louise Robinson serves up a distinctly Scandinavian take on a classic egg-mayo combination, serving beetroot-pickled eggs on a luscious bed of dill and caper yoghurt. Some sliced radish to garnish not only offers further visual appeal, but adds a wonderful peppery note to this beautiful lunchtime snack.

First published in 2019




Beetroot pickled eggs

Dill and caper yoghurt

To serve


  • Sterilised 1l jar


Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring the eggs to the boil, then cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the eggs to cool completely in the water
When the water is cold, peel the eggs carefully and place in a 1 litre sterilised preserving jar
Add the beetroot to a small saucepan, along with the white wine vinegar, sugar, fennel seeds, peppercorns and bay leaves. Simmer gently for 5 minutes then leave to cool. When cold, pour the spiced vinegar and beetroot into the preserving jar, over the eggs
Cover with a lid and gently shake to ensure the eggs can move around and the liquid covers them completely. Refrigerate overnight (they can be kept for up to 3 months)
Make the dill and caper yoghurt by combining the yoghurt, mayonnaise, capers and dill in a small bowl. Season to taste
When you are ready to serve, remove the pickled eggs from the jar and slice using an egg slicer or a sharp knife
Spread a heaped teaspoon of the dill and caper mayonnaise onto each crispbread and arrange slices of pickled egg on top. Garnish with sliced radish, micro shoots or cress and dill fronds. Serve immediately

Louise Robinson is a former fashion accessories designer turned freelance food writer, stylist and photographer now based in the Sussex countryside.

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