A few weeks ago I ordered Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great. One night this past week I went through it and flagged the recipes I wanted to try in the next few weeks (ok months, let’s be real). When I got up that night from flagging, Dan said ‘Wow that’s a lot of post its.’ To which I replied, “you like veggies right?” But truth has it, he doesn’t love veggies so I decided to try out one of the recipes I knew he wouldn’t like this week since he is gone.
I don’t know that it is totally a recipe, but it was entitled Simplest Beet Salad Ever.
Ingredients (serves 4)
1 pound Roasted Beets (1 lb serves 4 people)
2 Tablespoons Pumpkin seed oil (you could use olive oil too)
1 Tablespoon Sherry vinegar
Coarse sea salt, fresh ground pepper (to taste)
For the salad – drizzle the oil and vinegar over the beets and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
You may ask how do you get the roasted beets…because let’s face it that is the only work involved here. Well during BeachBody’s Ultimate Reset, I discovered I love roasted beets! Simple yes, messy can be! You want to start with your fresh beets, then scrub them to remove the debris and get htem good and clean. As you clean them pre heat your oven to anywhere from 325-375 (I used 375). Once you clean them, then I cut the greens off (I use them too!), you’ll also want to trim off any little tip that’s grown off the bulb of the beet. CAUTION WHEN YOU CUT THESE DON’T HAVE ANY GOOD CLOTHES ON. Beets will stain, I repeat BEETS WILL STAIN!!! Anything and everything they touch…just a warning!
I then just put them on a foil lined baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and bake for 30 minutes. Time can really vary depending on the temperature you use and the size of your beet. You can test them by seeing if you can put a knife into one of them with little effort, then they are done! Once done, wait for them to cool a bit and remove the skin (it really isn’t a big deal if you don’t do this in my opinion!). I chopped mine into chunky pieces for this recipe! To make my salad a main dish I added in organic meat and tossed! All set!
Have you ever tried beets? Ever stained your kitchen with beets?