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4 ways to use fresh organic beets – Cooked, Raw, Pickled or Juiced

Organic Beets at the Farmer's Market - Copyright Jo-Ann Blondin

Organic Beets at the Farmer’s Market

Hi Beet Lovers,

It’s that time of year again – beets are in season and depending on your Farmer’s Market, you might be able to pick up organic beets as well as red, yellow or orange beets.  With beets, you either love them or think they taste like dirt.  I am on the “love them” side as is my hubby so making them for our dinner is a joy.   I also like beets as they last for a couple of days in the fridge without getting mushy.

Here are four ways you can use beets:

1. RAW

I had tried raw beets at RawAura in Port Credit and loved them so thought why not try them at home. I peeled and them chopped some into sticks and some into slices and ate them raw. Add a little cashew butter with lime and it is awesome.  RawAura serves them as Beet Ravioli.  You can find the recipe in Doug McNish’s cookbook in this video or in Crazy Sexy Kitchen page 193.

Here is what Beet Ravioli looked like when I made it – can you say “yum in my tum”!

Beetroot Ravioli with Cashew Creme Cheese

Beetroot Ravioli with Cashew Creme Cheese

2. JUICED

Over the last year I have enjoyed several juices where beets were used.  And you guessed it – RawAura has a great beet juice.  I also enjoyed some in the Dubai Airport at a juice bar.  I have also added beets to my green juice which does make it more of a red juice.  Here is my Beet Around The Bush juice recipe that I am sure you will enjoy.

Beet Around The Bush - Copyright Jo-Ann Blondin

Enjoy my “Beet Around The Bush” – a beautiful RED JUICE dedicated to my Dad.

Beet Juice Dock Side - Copyright Jo-Ann Blondin

Beet Juice Dock Side

Adding beets to Green Juice makes it Red Juice and oh so colourful - Copyright Jo-Ann Blondin

Adding beets to Green Juice makes it Red Juice and oh so colourful

3.  COOKED

You can cook beats two ways.  You either boil them in one large pot and they are ready when a fork goes through them.  Or you can bake them in the oven.  They are sweeter baked.  Either way you still peel them when cooked and you can serve them whole or sliced.

Baked Beets - a colourful meal - Copyright Jo-Ann Blondin

Baked Beets – a colourful addition to any meal

4. PICKLED

I love a good pickled beet.  They are so easy to make.  After you have boiled and removed the outer skin from your beets, cut them in to either slices or wedges.  Pour some Organic Apple Cider Vinegar on them and let them sit in the fridge for an hour or the afternoon or overnight.  Give them a toss now and then to coat all the beets.  They will be ready within the hour if you can wait that long.

Picked Beets - Copyright Jo-Ann Blondin

Pickled Beets

Why not try different coloured beets to see how they taste different.  I find the yellow and pink ones are the sweetest and the dark purple are the most like a traditional beet that to some may taste like dirt or others like a burst of robust earthy flavour.

So let me stop beeting around the bush and tell you to try some fresh beets and let me know which of the above approaches you tried. Or maybe you have another way I should try them. Either way, I would love to hear from you.

To beets that can’t be beat,

Jo-Ann Blondin, your 9CupChallenge partner.

Jo-Ann Blondin

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Please be sure to check with your medical team before you implement the ideas in this blog. The owner of this blog takes no responsibility for any action that you may take as a result of reading this blog. The reader takes all responsibility.

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