beets

 

GOOD STUFF TO KNOW ABOUT BEETS

Ok,  so I know there’s probably some of you out there who think they don’t like beets – I used to be one of you!!! – but they really are so fantastic tasting (they have the highest sugar content of any vegetable), aesthetically satisfying (that deep red color is simply unmatched in the vegetable world), & nutritious (high in folate, manganese, potassium, & fiber) that you simply must give them another chance.

STORAGE TIPS

If your beets come in a bunch (with the tops on), remove the tops and store them separately (in plastic, as you would any cooking green). Store the beets in your crisper drawer – where they should keep for at least a month.

RECIPES

ABC (Avocado Beet Citrus) Salad
Annie’s Homemade PizZa
Beet, Carrot, & Cabbage Slaw
Beet Chips
Beet, Kale and Carrot Salad
Beet Salad with Goat Cheese
Beet Salad with Walnuts & Spiced Sour Cream
Chocolate Beet Brownies
Chocolate Beet Cake
Cranberry & Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Pecans
Cucumber, Tomato & Roasted Beet Salad
Extremely Quick Pickled Beets
Ginger Glazed Carrots & Golden Beets
Grated Beet and Carrot Salad
Grated Beet and Orange Salad
Greek Beetroot Salad
Honey Roasted Turnip the Beet
Maple & Porter Roasted Vegetables
Maple Orange Mustard Golden Beet Salad
Mediterranean Beet Salad
Orange Glazed Golden Beets & Carrots w/Bacon
Pasta with Roasted Beets, Beet Greens and Pine Nuts
Quick-Pickled Beets
 Roasted Beets
Roasted Beet & Spinach Salad w/Goat Cheese, Pepitas, & Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette
Roasted Beet, Fennel & Pea/Green Bean Salad w/Lemon & Goat Cheese
Roasted Beets with Balsamic Vinegar, Orange & Mint
Roasted Beets and Beans
Root Vegetable Straw
Roasted Vegetables w/Shallots & Apple Cider Reduction
Root Veggie Gratin with Horseradish Crust
Roasted Veggies with Garlic Sauce
Salt Pickled Turnips & Gold Beets
Southwestern Chipotle Slaw
Southwest Grated Beet Salad
Southwest Winter Slaw
Spinach, Beet, & Fennel Salad
Storage Root Crudité
Thanksgiving Maple Roasted Root Veggies
Vietnamese Root Slaw
Winter Root Vegetable Au Gratin

Cooking & Eating Tips

What made me finally fall in love with beets many years ago was slicing them into thick half-moons and roasting them (uncovered) in olive oil and a bit of water with rosemary & fresh garlic. Holy cow – they get so sweet and delicious I could eat them every day. These roasted beets make a great side dish to Greek or Italian meals. They’re even great cold as left-overs. Beets are also delicious grated on top of salads or juiced with carrots, apples, & lemon. There is absolutely no reason to peel fresh organic beets. As if all of that weren’t enough, the greens are edible & super-nutritious too! Simply cook them like (& combine them with) any other leafy green – steam, saute, wilt, etc..