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EquiPro
Monday, September 1, 2014, 5:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Over the past few years, I have gone from liking beets to absolutely adoring them.  I love everything about them.  I love beet greens as well, and while beets, themselves, are a neutral for me, the greens are a super bennie.  They are in season right now and I eat them all of the time.  They are beautiful as well as delicious.

I love them almost any way, but would love more ideas for prep and eating....

How do YOU eat your beets and beet greens.....?


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steam, cool, skin peels right off.....rubbing inside a bag.....less messy

slice thin, drizzle olive oil or other compliant, lemon juice and sea salt


or shred raw in your salad

Kvass fermented is great

make borsch!!!


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I boil them, then slide off the skin.  Then the possibilities go from there!

I like to saute' them in ghee with salt and just a touch of cumin and turmeric.  Splash with a bit of lime juice.  YUMMMMM!!!

I don't know what Kvass is....

I prefer carrot soup to borsch, although I like borsch.  Part of what I love about beets is their texture.


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I love the young "finger beets", finding them more tender than the large, round ones.  I just simmer whole, slice off the end and slip the beets right out of their skins.

I'm a simple and basic cook, so I just slice or cube these cooked beets and add to other vegetable dishes just before serving (so the entire dish isn't dyed burgundy).

I also like to juice beets and the greens, added to other vegetables, such as carrot, celery, cucumber, parsley, cilantro.



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When I was growing up we never had ham without beet relish.  Of course, now I never have ham........BUT still love the beet relish.  You'll have to check your own list - for me horseradish is beneficial and also geno harmonic with bunches of foods.  

To make it: Grate cooked beets and add horseradish to taste.  The fresher the horseradish the less you will need.  

This is great with any meat or poultry dish.  

Also - there are quite a few recipes for beets on the recipe section of this web site!


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Ha!  I am eating some now! We boil them till done and the bigger ones can take hours.
Then we cool them & usually eat them in salads. They have become a staple with us the past several years. Yum!!


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May I add that they are a wonderful source of fiber! I wish I had them in my younger years when I suffered!


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love them too! steamed, and chopped baby beets - in rocket salad with fresh goats cheese, toasted walnuts, green apple.. herbs, seasoning etc. spring has sprung here and salads are rocketing up the cravings list!
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honeybee:  THAT sounds delicious!


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I eat the greens raw.  I haven't pulled up the first crop of bulbs, though.  I heard that the plant has to experience some freezing temperatures before they store sugar in their bulbs.  Apparently we get the sweetest ones in Winter here in New England.

One of those packaged, triple-washed, salad green mixes I tried recently contained about 10% baby beet greens.


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Squarepeg:  I love beet greens more than I can say.  I love them just sauteed in ghee with some salt and a dribble of lime juice.  YUM!


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I love beets too both the red and the yellow.  Sometimes I just heat them up and eat them by themselves or chop up and put in a salad.  
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Me, too, Jane.


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Beets pair well with a huge host of ingredients... depending upon what you've done to/with the beets themselves...

Horseradish.
Vinegar.
Pickled/fermented vegetables. KimChee.
Citrus. Grapefruit sections.
Blue cheese. Feta cheese. Goat cheese. Yogurt. Sour cream.
Candied nuts.
Fish. Smoked fish.


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A fresh beet steamed and then eaten with a drizzle of ghee and sea salt tastes almost identical to crisp, sweet corn on the cob (an avoid for me).  Yum, yum, yum!


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I AGREE, Enobattar!  That IS what it reminds me of!


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Fresh shredded beet and tomato salad marinated in basil and lemon juice is what I serve at Easter.....and the greens I will chop stem and all to put into most any soup. Diamond  


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I love them but can't find organic yet. Maybe I could grow some in pots. I love them in salads too.


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