Beets

Cumin Roasted Beets

January 5, 2017

Serve these spiced Cumin Roasted Beets as a side dish hot in a bowl or at room temperature over a bed of greens.

Beets With Feta & Arugula

April 27, 2016

The sweetness of the roasted beets and onions tastes amazing with the salty feta and tangy vinegar. Serve at room temperature.

Garlic & Herb Roasted Beets

September 11, 2015

If you’re a lover of beets then you’ll love this easy recipe. Beets can be cooked in a variety of ways, but roasting them really brings out their natural sweetness. These beets are perfect for the upcoming Jewish holidays.

Chunky Borscht

April 12, 2014

Chunky Borscht

Chunky Borscht

Perfect for Passover or anytime!  You gotta love beets though!

INGREDIENTS

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Chopped Onion

2 Peeled & Diced Parsnips

1 Small Peeled & Diced Celery Root

1 Peeled & Diced Turnip

1 1/2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt

2 Cups Cooked & Diced Beets

3 1/2 Cups Drained & Diced Canned Tomatoes (15 Ounce Can)

3 1/2 Cups Low-Sodium Beef Broth or Vegetable Broth

3 Cups Water

1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

1/3 Cup Plus 3 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Dill

In a large-size saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes until translucent. Stir occasionally. Add parsnips, celery root, turnips, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes until vegetables begin to soften. Add beets, tomatoes, broth, water, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes until vegetables are tender. Stir in 1/3 cup dill. Remove from heat and ladle into individual bowls. Serve hot topped with remaining dill and sour cream. Serves 4

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Caraway Beets

June 8, 2013

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Coming from a Czech background I grew up eating lots of beets and caraway seeds. Here is a simple, but delicious beet dish that you’ll love if you’re beet lover.

INGREDIENTS

2 Cups Cooked Beets

2 Tablespoons Butter

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

1 Teaspoon Caraway Seeds

1/4 Cup Sour Cream

Preheat your oven to 350º F. In a medium size bowl combine the butter, lemon juice, kosher salt, pepper, caraway seeds and sour cream. Place the cooked beets in a medium size Dutch oven and pour the sour cream mixture over the beets.  Give a good stir to combine, place the lid on and put in the oven for 30 minutes.  Remove and transfer to a serving bowl.  Serve warm.  Serves 4

Simple Beets

July 8, 2012

Simple Beets

 

Even as a kid I have loved beets and I still love them today.  Beets are one of those vegetables that I could eat every day.  Whenever I go to the farmer’s market the first thing I usually pick up are an assortment of fresh beets.  I usually pickle them, but sometimes I like to make Simple Beets which are basically naked little things.  When choosing beets it is important to select small or medium sized beets.  The roots should be firm and the skin smooth & deep in color.  The smaller beets may be so tender that you may not have to peel them after they are cooked.  Pass on beets that are soft or have bruises or spots.  These are signs that the roots are old, fibrous and tough. 

 

INGREDIENTS

1 Bunch Beets

1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt

 

Wash your beets and trim the ends before cooking.   Fill a medium size pot with water and add the kosher salt and washed beets.  Bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes or more depending on how large your beets are.  Beets are cooked when you can easily insert a fork or the tip of a knife into the beet.  When done, remove from the heat and gently rinse under cold running water.  The skins should slip right off.  Slice the beets and serve warm or at room temperature. You can dress the beets with a vinaigrette dressing or add sweet onion, parsley and hardboiled egg slices for a healthy salad.  If you are mixing beets with other vegetables or adding to a salad it is a good idea to cook and dress the beets separately and add them last because their intense color will seep into all of the other vegetables.  Beet juice can stain your skin so wearing kitchen gloves may be a good idea when you are handling the beets.  If your hands do become stained all you need to do is rub some lemon juice on them to remove the beet stain.  Serves 2

Borscht

August 26, 2011

I love beets and I love cabbage. This dish is easy to make and a real winner. If you want to make this borscht completely vegetarian then use vegetable stock instead of the beef stock

Borscht

INGREDIENTS

3 Tablespoons Butter

¼ (2 Pound) Sliced Head Green Cabbage

2 Sliced Carrots

2 Sliced Celery Stalks

1 Diced Onion

1 Pound Peeled & Cut Beets

15 Ounces Tomatoes In Puree

15 Ounces Beef Broth

1 Tablespoon Sugar

¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt

¼ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Celery Leaves For Garnish

In a large Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cabbage, carrots, celery and onion. Cover and cook. Stir frequently until tender and browned. Cut the beats into small bits. Add the beets, tomatoes with the puree, broth, sugar, salt, pepper and 1 ½ cups of water. Heat to a boiling over a high heat. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Simmer for 50 minutes. Stir occasionally. Spoon 2 cups of the soup into a blender and blend at a low speed until smooth. You can also do this in a food processor. Return the mixture to the Dutch oven and heat through. Garnish with celery leaves and sour cream. You can serve hot or cold. Serve with pumpernickel bread. Serves 4

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