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Just Beet It!

He he… come on. That pun was just too good to pass up!

So when I was little, I remember my grandmother feeding me freshly boiled beets (in addition to cookies, of course) from their garden when me, my parents, and my brother went to their house. They were so good. But after that, I forgot about my love for beets, and was too lazy to make them on my own. So one day this summer when I was at Whole Foods, and I came across this:

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for a mere buck or two, you know I had to give it a try. I’m generally a total “I don’t eat vegetables from a can” snob, but I had to make an exception for this.

I’m so glad I did! These things are amazing. If you don’t think you like beets but have never tried them, please buy this. I may or may not eat them straight out of the can sometimes. Whatever.

So, in honor of the warmer temperatures and sunshine today, today’s lunch featured said beets (and an awesome leftover sandwich), all lovely and cooked and sliced for me and all I had to do was open a can!

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Doesn’t that look yummy?? Goat cheese + beets = heaven.

Goat Cheese and Beet Salad

Ingredients:

  • Mixed greens
  • Baby spinach
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sliced beets
  • Goat cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil (optional)
  • Cracked pepper
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Easy and awesome. Just throw it all on a plate, top with some balsamic vinaigrette, and enjoy!

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What’s your favorite beet recipe?

I had a busy day today full of Bio class and Bio lab. Did I tell you guys I got a 91.5 on my Bio midterm?? Woohooo!!! Especially awesome since the class average was 65?!?

My mom and I are off to have dinner so I must go. Have a lovely evening everyone! :)

Comments

  1. 1

    I love beets but can never figure out how to incorporate them into a meal… thanks for the suggestion I will definitely be giving your recipe a try next week!

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    I used to like to eat beets out of the can…my mom says it was gross but whatever :D LOVE this!

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    That salad looks awesome. I just love beets in my salad. I love beets period!

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    (Look, I’m commenting on your blog!) I make beet salads all the time and they’re actually really easy to make with real beets! You just throw them into a pot of water, boil them up until they’re soft, and the skin peels right off! Plus you can get some really colorful ones at the farmer’s market this time of year. I love them in a salad with arugula, goat cheese and walnuts!

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    I need to try beets, but they look so scary!

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    I have never tried a beet. I need to try them. LOL beets make me think of Dwight on the office.

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    I love beets! Sweet, earthy, and delicious. I always put them in potato salad (turns the whole salad pink!), and they’d probably be good in mashed potatoes too. Borscht is yummy and actually quite simple to make (I recently tried it for the first time, and definitely need to make it again soon). I also like just plain boiled beets as a side, or in sandwiches/wraps. Looking forward to trying this salad :)

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    Real beets are soooo overrated, Turner ;) Actually, I’m hoping to go to the farmer’s market on Saturday morning when I’m back from UNC so perhapssss I’ll give them a try.

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    If by gross she means amazing, then yes ;)

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    Yay!

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    they so aren’t!!!! try these canned ones, it’s much less work and if you hate them, you can toss them! but you will love them :)

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