Nothing Like Mom’s Beets from a Can
Our warm Roasted Beet Salad with Walnut Dressing is nothing like those nasty beets from the can. These are earthy and flavorful. Did we mention nutrition? Beets are loaded with fiber, iron, protein, magnesium, vitamin C, calcium and potassium – all while being extremely low in fat. One cup only has 59 calories and less than a half gram of fat. Beets are also a wonderful winter veggie, available all fall and winter from markets and CSAs across North America, and they come complete with edible green tops! Bonus! One cup of beet greens contains more than 200% of your needed Vitamin A for the day.
A Nutritional Powerhouse
What we’re saying is, beets are a nutritional powerhouse and you need to embrace them. With this recipe, we make use of the beet root and beet greens, and add only a simple dressing to complete the dish. Handling beets is moderately tricky. You need to get the skins off of them. We prefer to slow roast beets and peel the skin that way. Be sure to wash your hands, nails and counter top/kitchen tools as soon as you are done handling beets, because they will stain! This is also a good time to wear an apron. Don’t want to peel your own beets? Many grocers, including Trader Joe’s, sell peeled beets in the produce section. These don’t come with greens, so sub in your green of choice for this recipe, such as kale, arugula, spinach or collards.
As written, this recipe is vegan, gluten-free and has no added oil. It will serve four to six as a hearty fall or winter side dish. In the photo, we served over Grilled Romaine, instructions here (omitting bleu cheese, if you want to keep the recipe vegan) from a past Sister Eden blog.[yumprint-recipe id=’48’]
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