Have you been finding beets in your CSA basket or co-op haul lately? Maybe you have noticed their bright colors at your local grocery store. Before this year, I never realized how many different colors of beets there are. We have been lucky enough to pick our own beets at a local farm and can find red, golden and even candy cane striped beets. I think my favorite right now are the golden beets. They have amazing flavor and don’t stain my hands like the red ones do.
If you have never had a beet before, or were force-fed canned beets as a child, you may be hesitant to try them, in any color. I encourage you to take the hated veggie challenge on this one because beets are deliciously sweet and tender if prepared correctly. Don’t be intimidated, they are actually very easy to handle. You can roast, boil or even grate raw beets for a salad.
Do you like beets? Would you be willing to try them again?