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Simply Steamed Beets & A Brand New Look

 

Simply Steamed Beets

Simply Steamed Beets – Clean & Delicious®

A simple new recipe and a brand new look (and url).

Which shall I talk about first?  Let’s start with the look…

I’ve been wanting a fresh, clean, bright new look for a while and the time has finally come!

You may notice that instead of Dani Spies being the name of my site I am transitioning over to Clean and Delicious (with Dani Spies). I would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to update your bookmarks so that you don’t forget about me;).

Clean & Delicious captures the essence of the type of food I make and the message that I want to share so I’m really excited (and a little bit nervous) about the switch.  I’d love to hear what do you guys think?

I have lots of visions and ideas for where I would like to go with this site and am looking forward to how it may all unfold.  But for now, this is my first step and I hope you are willing to bear with me as I work out any kinks, broken links, etc that may take place as I’m transitioning!

And be sure to check out the right hand column where you can subscribe to both new recipes, my newsletter, and/or follow me on FaceBook and Twitter —>

Now let’s get to the beets!

Although perfectly simple and delicious as is, I like to make these beets as a head-start ingredient. It’s an easy way to turn a basic mid-week salad into something extra special!

In order to save a little time, I steam the beets with the skins still on.  This way I don’t have to deal with peeling the beets before I cook them.  Once they’re cooked, the skins peel right off, the only catch to this time-saving method is that there is pretty much no way to avoid purple fingers!

Finishing them with a kiss of olive oil, a splash of vinegar, and a pinch of kosher salt gives them just the right balance of flavor so that you could easily serve them as-is.  If you wanted to take them one step further trying tossing them with some fresh herbs (parsley, mint, and dill are my faves!).

What’s your favorite ways to eat beets? Inquiring Moms wanna know!

Simply Steamed Beets

Try making these beets ahead of time and leaving them in the fridge as an easy head-start ingredient you can add to a salad during the week.

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium sized beets (about a pound)
  • 2 tsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Scrub beets clean and then place them in a steamer basket and cook for about 30 minutes or until tender all the way through.

Once the beets are cool enough to handle, rub the skins off and cut into small bite size pieces.

Toss with vinegar and oil and finish with salt and pepper.

Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional Analysis

Nutrients per 1/2 recipe: Calories: 90; Total Fat: 2.5g; Saturated Fat: 0.4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 15.7g; Dietary Fiber: 4.6g; Sugars: 11.1g; Protein: 2.7g

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25 Responses to “Simply Steamed Beets & A Brand New Look”

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    Cathy S — March 20, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

    I love the new site Dani! Very nice! Thank you for all your great inspiration! I bought my Kale today! Can’t wait to make the chips!

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    Dani — March 20, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Thanks Cathy:) Can’t wait to hear what you think of the Kale Chips!!

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    jeanie — March 20, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    best of luck with the new look!
    FYI: you might want to add a link to recipes listed just plain ol’ alphabetically, too.

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      Dani — March 20, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

      I agree! It’s on the top of my list:)

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    Sandy — March 20, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    Love the new look Dani. It’s very clean and delicious looking!
    Keep all the wonderful recipes coming and hope you are keeping well.
    Sandy xx

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      Dani — March 20, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

      Thanks Sandy:)

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    Adriana — March 20, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

    Love the new site! I’m excited to see what’s to come.

    When I cook my beats, after they’ve cooled, I actually rub the skin off with a paper towel. It comes right off and no red fingers!

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      Dani — March 20, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

      Great tip!! Thanks so much… sometimes it’s just too easy to overlook the most simple ideas:)

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    Adriana — March 20, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    And that should read BEETS… oops!

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    Priyanka — March 20, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    I absolutely love the new look of your site.

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      Dani — March 25, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

      Thanks Priyanka!

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    Natalie — March 21, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    Love the new site, Dani! It’s gorgeous! And I loooooove beets. :)

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      Dani — March 25, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

      Thanks Natalie! I looooove beets too!

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    spoonthat.com — March 21, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    Hey Dani! Love the new design! It really is simple and clean just like your recipes!

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      Dani — March 25, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

      I was going for simple and clean so I’m happy to hear that’s how it feels:)

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    Danielle — March 22, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    I love the new look! And I love that you have featured beets in this post because beets are my favourite! I eat roasted beets about 3-4 days a week. I have been afraid of preparing them any other way, becuase I love how vibrant and sweet they are when roasted but those steamed beets look wonderful. Next week I will definitely be trying to steam them.

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      Dani — March 25, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

      I love them roasted too but a quick steam is just to easy to pass up sometimes;)

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    Aly — March 23, 2011 @ 1:45 am

    Love the new look! Very Fresh :) Also, I made the Lentil Joe’s last night (I swapped out the lentils for ground turkey) and they were awesome!

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      Dani — March 25, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

      Thanks! So glad you liked the Lentil Joes’… now I’m craving them made with turkey:)

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    Hilary — March 23, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    I love beets….they are great as beet chips…sliced thin (I use a mandolin) and then drizzle with a little olive oil, season with salt and bake…yum!

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      Dani — March 25, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

      Never made beet chips…. sounds like a fun video idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Tina — March 25, 2011 @ 7:28 am

    I love beets and cannot wait to try this recipe! I am new to your site and I absolutely love what you are doing Dani! I have forwarded your link onto many friends and family to use and enjoy. Thanks for what you do!

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      Dani — March 25, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

      Thanks so much Tina and thanks for passing my link along! I really appreciate it:)

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    Marcia — March 25, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    The website looks great Dani! It really gives a sense of Clean and Delicious! I love beets, just never knew how to use them in dishes. Thanks for the great tips! :)

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      Dani — March 25, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

      You’ll have to try the salad I posted today… great way to use up your beets!

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