Beets pack a powerful antioxidant touch, and offer an earthy sweetness to dishes that feature them. They are an excellent source of folate and betaine, and eating beets regularly can actually decrease your risk of heart disease because this tasty root vegetable also reduces inflammation. Read on for some great recipes that prominently feature beets.
1. Beet, Mint and Feta Salad
In the heat of the summer, cold salads are a wonderful option for any meal or snack. This recipe for beet, mint and feta salad is simple and delicious.
It uses beets, olive oil, and sea salt with a little bit of lemon zest and maple syrup for a sweet, tangy dressing. Add mint for an especially cooling touch, and top with crumbled feta cheese.
2. Golden Beet Slaw
Beets don’t always have to come in red! This delicious crunchy beet slaw is made from golden beets, which gives this summer salad a warm, rich yellow-orange hue.
The recipe for golden beet slaw calls for cutting the golden beets into matchsticks and tossing them with red wine vinegar, orange juice and orange zest, olive oil and salt. Mix with scallions and cilantro for a delicious and healthy raw veggie salad.