peel the beet

9 thoughts on “peel the beet”

  1. Love the tip about peeling them underwater! And yes, you exactly describe the dirt-esque flavour they can have…I find if they’re very fresh I can eat them raw but if they’ve been sitting round for a while the dirt flavour becomes accentuated and they have a strange bitterness, too.

    I love them topped, tailed, wrapped in foil and slowly roasted, or chopped up in a very pink risotto 🙂

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  2. I love the peeling under running water tip. I like them raw with a scrummy tahini dressing in a salad, but I am making your recipe for lunch…without stained hands!

    And I love that the members of my house who profess to dislike beetroot have been eating beet greens all winter. Makes me smile watching them eat dinner!

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  3. Raw beetroot is very good grated with equal quantities of carrot and apple. Squeeze over lemon and/or orange juice. No dirt flavour (although the younger the beet the better).

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  4. Love Love Love Beetroot!

    Mine are coming to an end but I am hoping that I’ll get another crop in before summer hits too hard over here in the West.

    I’ll be taking note of all the other ideas however I mostly enjoy mine chopped to bite size, roasted with sweet potatoes & pumpkin, cooled, then tossed in lettuce (from the neighbouring bed) with chunks of Danish Feta and maybe a dollop of homemade Hommous.

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