For those who are on the fence about the taste of beets, the best way to try beets now is through these delicious recipes that will leave you wanting more.
When it comes to this crimson veggie, people are split on the earthy beetroot taste.
However, if it’s taste that is stopping you from eating this beneficial vegetable, then all you need is a great recipe.
Beets are easy to store, as they last weeks in the fridge.
They are also great sources of vitamin C, fiber, and other nutrients.
Best of all, they help improve blood pressure and circulation, which can help improve overall heart health.
Beetroots are the subject of various scientific studies which suggest that beets provide numerous health benefits.
Some of these benefits include stronger stamina, lower blood pressure and healthier circulation.
The main factor behind these benefits is the high content of nitrates found in beets.
Once inside the body, nitrates convert into nitric oxide, which help dilate blood vessels and improve circulation.
Moreover, there are plenty of beetroot supplements that provide these benefits daily.
For example, HeartBeet Complete uses a blend of beetroot powder, l-arginine, turmeric, and other key vitamins and minerals to improve blood flow.
All you have to do is mix it with water and drink it in the morning.
While this makes it super convenient as a health supplement, sometimes we need to eat something delicious – which is where home cooking comes in.
Beets are not soft, which means you either have to thinly slice them or cook them to soften them up and eat them.
While they can be cooked whole, cutting them into smaller pieces will make for faster cooking.
Fill a double boiler with an inch of water at the bottom and cook for about 30 minutes.
You can also roast them like you would any other vegetables if you want them sweet and crispy.
Also, if you have an Instant Pot, you can simply steam them and enjoy.
Regardless of how you cook them, what matters is the end result, and the following delicious recipes will leave your taste buds wanting more.
1. Baked Spring Rolls
Stephanie McKercher of Grateful Grazer makes some killer baked spring rolls out of beets.
They are colorful and stuffed with beets and edamame.
She also includes a recipe for a sweet and spicy sesame ginger dipping sauce that makes this dish even more delicious.
2. Feta Beet Salad
Jessica Penner of Smart Nutrition considers this feta beet salad to be “filling and earthy… with a sweet side.”
It contains salty feta, quinoa, candied nuts, roasted beets, and salad greens.
Best of all, they are drizzled with a delightful sweet balsamic dressing.
3. Fruit Filled Breakfast Tacos (with Pistachios)
Breakfast doesn’t have to be boxed cereals or frozen waffles – they can be sweet tacos as well.
With this fruit filled breakfast taco recipe by Amy Gorin, you can make a dish that is both creative and healthy.
4. Rosemary Honey Slow Cooker Beets
According to Lizzie Streit of It’s a Veg World After All, one of the best ways to prepare beets is by roasting them in the crockpot.
The proof? This tender and flavorful rosemary honey slow cooker beets recipe.
It’s a great addition to any holiday meals or just a weekend meal prep, says Streit.