View Full Version : I'm afraid of beets!
02-23-2008, 06:09 PM
I have wanted to purchase some beets but am not sure what I will do with all of them since youy have to buy in bunches. I dont have a juicer or a fp. Can I chop them up and put them in salad? or would they go well in a smoothie of some sort? Do I store them in the frig or out?
02-23-2008, 06:49 PM
u can grate them in a salad. make a salad with grated beet grated turnip and grated green apple. or whatever else grated. add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and a dash of honey and some salt.
you can also use the greens to make marinated greens. ive heard theres more goodness in the leaves than in the root! but the root is really good for you too.
02-23-2008, 07:08 PM
i had beet in a smoothie yesterday, actually. it was pretty good! but i would recommend starting with just 1/4 beet at first to make sure you like it. and there was no banana in the smoothie, i can't imagine how beet would taste with bananas.
you can definitely eat it in salads but i personally like it better grated or sliced very thin... not into big chunks of beet myself. you can also grate it and put it in cole slaw type dishes. the greens are really yummy.
oh and i store them in the fridge.
02-23-2008, 07:22 PM
Golden beets + spiral slicer = YUM!!!!!!!
02-23-2008, 07:41 PM
I use them in salads all the time. They are nice when grated but that can be messy, especially with the red ones because of all the staining juice. I usually just peel them and cut them in small pieces with a knife. For eating raw, the small beets are the best. The larger ones can be tough.
02-24-2008, 08:58 AM
THanks to you all. I will give them a try!
Lady Green Jeans
02-24-2008, 08:47 PM
Agree, they are very nice shredded into a salad, very thin sliced and kind of pickled with some onion slices, vinegar and salt and pepper (touch of water to dilute). Great to add to a smoothie in moderation (smallish chunk works for me). Greens go right into my GS or made into green ribbons and tossed into my salad. They are quite good.
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