BEETS?

I have a bag of beets in my fridge that I would like to prepare.

How do you like your beets best?

Any easy, simple recipes you use?

Thanks in advance!
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  • law102189
    law102189 Posts: 85 Member
    I love to peel whole beets, cut them in half, sprinkle a tiny bit of EVOO and sea salt and roast them in the oven until soft and slightly browned.
  • NaturalNancy
    NaturalNancy Posts: 1,099 Member
    @law102189 ohh ok! Didn't even know I had to peel them, duh!

    Thank you so much I will try this!
  • kommodevaran
    kommodevaran Posts: 17,890 Member
    Peel, slice, cut into sticks, chew :D
  • NaturalNancy
    NaturalNancy Posts: 1,099 Member
    @kommodevaran eat them raw??
  • kommodevaran
    kommodevaran Posts: 17,890 Member
    @kommodevaran eat them raw??

    Yup <3
  • melstampz
    melstampz Posts: 28 Member
    Steamed beets are like candy! (We got a stacking bamboo steamer at our local Asian market, or there are the stainless ones that fit nicely inside the pot.) Steaming veggies is surprisingly more quick than roasting or boiling & it keeps so many more of the nutrients in... People request beets at our dinner parties now & we snack on the leftovers (if there are any.) :) P.S. apparently they are great in smoothies; still have yet to try that.
  • NaturalNancy
    NaturalNancy Posts: 1,099 Member
    Oh wow! @kommodevaran @HappyCampr1

    Thank you so much!
  • NaturalNancy
    NaturalNancy Posts: 1,099 Member
    @melstampz Ohhh! I need to get a steamer they sound good!
  • Sabine_Stroehm
    Sabine_Stroehm Posts: 19,270 Member
    law102189 wrote: »
    I love to peel whole beets, cut them in half, sprinkle a tiny bit of EVOO and sea salt and roast them in the oven until soft and slightly browned.

    This plus rosemary. YUM.

    Then stir fry the bet greens and you've got HEAVEN.
  • NaturalNancy
    NaturalNancy Posts: 1,099 Member
    @Sabine_Stroehm yes, I have fresh rosemary I will use that too!

    Thanks everyone, great ideas!
  • robot_potato
    robot_potato Posts: 1,535 Member
    edited February 2016
    Roasted with EVOO, fresh cracked pepper and rosemary. Om nom nom.

    ^ just saw that. Seriously the best.
  • NaturalNancy
    NaturalNancy Posts: 1,099 Member
    I made them with EVOO, salt, pepper, fresh rosemary and sliced scallions!

    Roasted in the oven on 375 and they were really tasty!

    The only thing I didn't like was now my fingers are pink from peeling them, lol!

  • 1ProudHappyWife
    1ProudHappyWife Posts: 63 Member
    I seriously put them in my smoothies. I do all veggies in my smoothies. Sometimes I even juice them. :) I am actually not sure if I have ever ate them cooked...haha.
  • lisabinco
    lisabinco Posts: 1,016 Member
    law102189 wrote: »
    I love to peel whole beets, cut them in half, sprinkle a tiny bit of EVOO and sea salt and roast them in the oven until soft and slightly browned.

    This plus rosemary. YUM.

    Then stir fry the bet greens and you've got HEAVEN.

    I wondered what to do with the greens. Now I know. Thanks!
  • lisabinco
    lisabinco Posts: 1,016 Member
    I seriously put them in my smoothies. I do all veggies in my smoothies. Sometimes I even juice them. :) I am actually not sure if I have ever ate them cooked...haha.

    I've just started putting beets in smoothies. They are surprisingly good! I steam them in my rice cooker, unskinned, if only so my very old VitaMix can process them better. I didn't know how good beets were till I made them for my mother, following her directions. She just boils them like potatoes, skin and all. The skin is edible once they're done but you can peel it off easily if preferred. She likes them sliced cold, and I have to admit they are quite good warm, too. WAY way better than those nasty canned things that hubby likes!

    Great suggestions here. Thanks to all of you.
  • Meganthedogmom
    Meganthedogmom Posts: 1,641 Member
    I cut them up and eat them raw
  • bespatter
    bespatter Posts: 73 Member
    I like them shredded up and put into salads. They really are good raw. I also like them in juices.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 40,993 Member
    I like them roasted...and beyond that one can do many things with them, all of which are wonderful. Roast and shred, roast and eat like potatoes, roast and dice and let cool for a salad...there are so many ways.
  • ModernRock
    ModernRock Posts: 375 Member
    Roasted beets, goat cheese, walnuts over greens of your choice. Classic.
  • ModernRock wrote: »
    Roasted beets, goat cheese, walnuts over greens of your choice. Classic.
    Yes! Sooooo gooood!
    Add grilled chicken or fish and you have a whole meal :)