Beets are a hardy crop in the garden. They are usually one of the first to go in in colder weather, and also are great for growing through the fall. My parents used to plant some at the beginning of the season and not harvest until fall when they were thick and meaty. Since then, I’ve discovered the pleasure of fresh golf ball sized beets to be more to my liking. Although some preparation is involved, beets are worth your time and effort.
Keep in mind, if you’re cooking beets, you want to keep the timing to 15 minutes or less and roasting times under 1 hour. More than this, damages the food pigments in beets and causes you to lose out on the richness and minerals. For best results – consider roasting them for 30 minutes then juicing.
Beet Recipes To Try
This Beets-pistachio Pesto Kamut Fusilli adds a huge pop of colour to your dinner plate, and a taste that is sure to please.
If you like to make your own pasta at home, you need to try this Fresh Beet Pasta – literally pasta made with beets.
This simple yet delicious Borscht recipe highlights the beets and their amazing flavour.
Beet, Ginger, and Coconut Milk Soup can be made with golden or red beets to change the colour and flavour.
This Roasted Beet Risotta recipe is both gluten-free and vegan.
Wild Rice & Roasted Beet Salad is packed full of nutritious goodness from beets, as well as many other veggies.
Perfect as a side or a snack on its own, this recipe for Orange and Thyme Roasted Beets is sure to please.
Roasted Beet Hummus is vibrant, nutritious, and very tasty – sure to keep everyone coming back for more.
Also check out this Roasted Beets with Feta recipe.