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Best Beets Recipe

Yep, it’s true: Beets are delicious. If your memory of beets are from the canned, mushy slices your mom served you, be prepared to have your taste buds delighted and your body rejuvenated! Beets are nutrient dense and can be prepared in a very tantalizing way. Here’s my favorite recipe:


Red or golden beets or a mixture of both
Blue Cheese, crumbled
Turkish apricots
Candied pecans or walnuts
Balsamic vinegar

  1. Wash and wrap beets in foil, bake at 400 for 60 minutes. Let cool completely (several hours).
  2. Wearing kitchen gloves, rub the beets gently and the skin will fall right off.
  3. Clean up the beet tips.
  4. Chop into bite sized chunks.
  5. Add crumbled blue cheese, chopped turkish apricots and (optional) just a few candied pecans.
  6. Drizzle with good quality balsamic vinaigrette (I used fig) and sprinkle a tad of salt and pepper.
  7. This dish can be eaten at room temperature or cold from the fridge in the summer. Enjoy!
Robin Mallery

5 Responses to “Best Beets Recipe”

  • oooh lala! I love fresh steamed beets. I can’t wait to try them like this. Thank you.

  • Robin,
    Thanks for this – I LOVE Beets and want as many ways to eat them as possible. YUM! Appreciate the recipes.

  • Robin Mallery:

    Great phrase…oooh lala! Let me know what you think of this recipe.

  • Rochelle:

    The recipe sounds so wonderful. I normally don’t eat cheese (high cholesterol). Do you think it would be all right for me to try this dish?

    Does Briar Patch have Turkish Apricots? I have never noticed them in a market.

  • Rochelle,

    Cheese is a perfectly healthful and nutritious food (think organic for dairy…) and when used as a condiment, there is little concern regarding the cholesterol or fat content. I don’t measure when I cook, but I would estimate that in this dish, which when using 5 medium beets will feed 2 – 3 people as a side dish, I would add 1/4 cup of crumbled blue cheese. It’s a key ingredient in this recipe in terms of adding zip and contrast to the other flavors.

    Yes, I buy the turkish apricots at Briarpatch, in the cold case of the bulk section. They’re pre-bagged and with the raisins, currants, and dates, etc.

    I’d love to know what you think of this scrumptious dish!


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