Though many have unfairly pegged beets as less than appealing, these vibrantly colored root vegetables deserve a second chance. If you dread the staining and peeling, opt for canned beets and try out these versatile ways to include them in your meals:
- Beet Salad Overhaul: Ditch the usual lettuce and switch to canned beets for an interesting take on salads. Some delectable combinations include:
- Spinach with beets, walnuts, and goat cheese topped with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
- Beet salad with strawberries, yogurt, and watercress dressed in a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey.
2. Beet Pesto Revolution: While basil-based pesto is popular, beet pesto is equally delicious. Just blend roasted pine nuts, canned beets, garlic, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a food processor. It’s perfect for pasta or as a bread spread.
3.Warm Up With Borscht: This staple from Eastern Europe combines beets, carrots, potatoes, beef shank, and vinegar. Canned beets simplify the preparation process while retaining the classic taste.
4. Vibrant Beet Hummus: Adding beets to hummus offers a bright hue and a delightful sweet taste. Blend tahini, garlic, salt, and canned beets for a unique spread.
5. Colorful Potato Salad: Infuse a splash of color and nutrition into your potato salad by adding canned beets. Dress with vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil, yogurt, and salt for a delectable side dish.
6. Beet-Based Bruschetta: Substitute tomatoes with beets for an unconventional yet flavorsome bruschetta. Top toasted bread with a mixture of ricotta, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper, followed by a beet slice and basil leaves.
Give canned beets a try and see how they can diversify and elevate your culinary experience!