The beet is one of the most nutritious vegetables. A good source of Vitamin C, K, folate, and magnesium. Paired with carrots and celery, it's a good cancer preventitive. Also good for the unrinary tract and ulcers.
Whenever I need cooked beets, I don't boil them, I bake them. They're less messy, easier to handle and far tastier. The moisture is inside the beets, not in the boiling water. I've included 2 ways to use them.
This is a fantastic way to use a variety of root vegetables! The end result is beautifully colored with each ingredient being its own shade of pink. I also like the way that it has layers of texture. It can be hard to do with root vegetables. If you don't care about the texture you can make it all easier by boiling everything and just dicing it all and mixing it up like regular potato salad. I think doing it this way is worth the effort though.
I first had a similar salad at Annie Gunn's in St. Louis and really liked it (licked my plate clean), but felt something was missing from it. I just figured it out. . .I think the dressing should have a touch of sweetness! That being said, here is my retake on the recipe. If you aren't a fan of goat cheese, feel free to sub it out with Boursin or feta. Also sometimes they serve this salad with strawberries instead of blackberries, but I think the blackberries always look prettier!
This dish is from Maharastra, India and it is usually served with rice and lentils. It is very creamy and you may want to cut the yogurt back to 8 oz, depending on personal taste. Believe it or not it is low cal and high potassium
Delicious, Delicious,Delicious!! An enjoyable pasta dish made for fresh beet pasta - Look for this recipe for beet pasta in the Fresh Carrot Dough Recipe, It had variations, and beet pasta dough is one of them -
We ended up with a bunch of beets from our CSA and I combined features from a couple of recipes to come up with this one. Crumbled bacon and chopped walnuts are possible additions. Preparation time includes time to roast beets.
From Clean Start: Inspiring You to Eat Clean and Live well as found on the relish.com website. This made for a delicious main dish meal last night. If you don't have the beet greens, go ahead and substitute other greens: heirloom lettuce, arugula, watercress, m^ache, red loose leaf, etc.
I love grain salads and find those made with barley tend to keep very well. If you make this ahead, you'll just need to store the beets separately. I think this makes enough for about 8 as a side. This came from Alive Magazine. I like to add some fresh herbs into the dressing, whatever I have on hand. Other types of vinegar would work well here.