Simply Steamed Beets & A Brand New Look
A simple new recipe and a brand new look (and url).
Which shall I talk about first? Let’s start with the look…
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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
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
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.
- 4 medium sized beets (about a pound)
- 2 tsp sherry vinegar
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
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.
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