I love beets, whether harvard, pickled, or straight up; however, my partner thinks they taste like dirt ;-) We got some beets with our weekly farm shipment and I decided to show him he could like beets with a very simple preparation method my Grandma used. If you like gentle earthiness of beets, then you'll like this recipe. It allows the beets themselves to shine through.
When I made borscht for the first time, I was alone in my dorm room. When I tasted the first bite the first thing I thought was "it tastes like home." And then I thought of that scene from Ratatouille when the critic ate it and was brought back to his childhood.
This is the vegetarian version, but it tastes pretty close to the real thing (Grandma made it with pork hock).
This soup is surprisingly good. The ginger is very subtle and the color is beautiful. When you want to use up garden produce in the fall, make this and freeze in zip lock bags for winter eating. Full of fiber and vitamins. This recipe is from cdkitchen.com I am guessing on prep time as I pulled the carrots and beets from the garden, etc.
This salad is made in Finland in two ways: either with herring (rosolli) or without (punajuurisalaatti). It's my favorite beet salad, and although I've never made it including the herring I'm sure it would be tasty that way, too! Based on a recipe from "The Finnish Cookbook" by Beatrice A. Ojakangas. First prepared in our household by my husband Mike. :)
This comes from one of my food and wine cookbooks. I wish I could post the photo! So lovely. This would be a perfect salad for Valentine’s day. You could buy canned, sliced beets if you wanted to skip the roasting step.