Aside from its beautiful red violet color, beets are known for its many health benefits, including boosting immune system, lowering blood pressure, and fighting inflammation and cancer.
If those advantages haven't gotten you on board yet, beets are also known to increase dopamine - a hormone that makes people happy!
If you're not quite fond of this Spring vegetable yet, it may be a good idea to turn it into something you'd love to munch on while watching television. Aarika Chilson of Just Beet It has a recipe for Rosemary & Garlic Beet Chips that taste phenomenal and is quite easy to make.
She used a combination of red and golden beet chips for the recipe, which makes the finished product a beautiful sunny confetti of crimson and yellow ochre. Who wouldn't feel a bit cheerful while crunching on this coloful snack?
Beets also taste great in salads, like the Beet Salad With Leeks And Parsley salad published by Sonnet of In Sonnet's Kitchen.
This salad is elegantly simple - aside from the three vegetables mentioned on its title, the recipe only calls for garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Served hot or cold, this refreshing concoction is chunky, flavorful, and pleasing on the eyes.
If you want to savor beet in all its glory and with no other vegetables mixed in, you may find the Roast Beet Wedges With Champagne Vinegar of The Nourish Evolution wholesomely satisfying.
The sweetness of caramelized beets is balanced by the tartness of champagne vinegar. A sprinkle of chopped dill adds another layer of flavor and a little color contrast as well.
TIP: Using a silicone baking mat when roasting beets or making beet chips can make cleaning up a lot easier.
Know someone who may want to try these recipes? SHARING IS CARING! :-)