Veronique’s Post: You Can’t Beat Beets

Beets are finally obtaining their deserved spotlight, no longer are they treated as an ignored side dish. Though I usually turn away from what I assumed was another plain root vegetable, I found myself drawn to these earthy bundlesWhen you cut into the rough dirty exterior of these, you unearth beautiful jeweled tones of red and gold. Beets are extremely versatile, and can be pickled, boiled, roasted, and even juiced! Beets provide many nutrients and vitamins such as B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium. Do not judge these vegetables by the cover, you will surely miss out. There are many ways for beets to be incorporated into your own diet, such as this amazing recipe for Golden Beet Slaw. 

Ingredients: 

 

  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest 
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice 
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 
  • 1 1/2 pounds golden beets, peeled and cut into matchsticks 
  • 3 scallions, sliced 
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 

Whisk together oil, vinegar, zest, orange juice, salt, and pepper. Toss with beets, scallions, and cilantro. 

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

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