May 16, 2012

beets


Serves 6
Besides being rich in folate and potassium, beets are loaded with beta-cyanins, which give them their purple hues as well as their anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. Beet juice can stain your fingers, so you might want to wear a pair of kitchen peeling the beets.
  • 8 medium beets, trimmed and scrubbed (1 ½ lb.)
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced (2 Tbs.)
  • 6 cups mesclun greens or other salad mix
  • 3 Tbs. prepared balsamic vinaigrette
  • Goat cheese and walnuts for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss together beets, olive oil, and garlic in baking dish. Bake 40 minutes, or until beets are tender. Cool.
  2. Scrape skin from beets with paring knife. Slice into rounds.
  3. Toss greens with vinaigrette. 
  4. Divide among plates, top with beets, goat cheese, walnuts and serve.

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