Beets: The Betchiest Winter Veggie

By Betchy Crocker

Beets are totally hot right now. I mean, they’re super healthy, high in vitamins and minerals, and can be prepared pretty much any way you can think of. It’s amazing that people like, don’t eat more of them. It’s probably due to the fact that beets are kind of associated with poor people, coldness, Russia, potatoes, and starving plebs. Sad —a bad rap for the beet. I mean, they clearly worked for keeping all those Eastern Europeans super fit, am I right?

But because you need to get back on track (especially after I helped you make homemade pizza), here are a few super fucking easy recipes for beet things that’ll keep you skinny this winter:

1. Beet Hummus 

Every betch knows that hummus is part of the holy betch diet – and there’s a way to incorporate beets. For a super simple beet hummus, combine one 15 oz can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained), 1 cup of roasted beets, 3 tbsps tahini paste, 2 tbsps olive oil, 1 garlic clove, 2 tbsps lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend. Yay. 

2. Roasted Beets

You’ll need some fresh beets for this shit. Peel them (you may want to wear gloves since your hands will def get stained), toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place the beets on a large baking sheet and roast at 450F until tender, for about 35 minutes. You can combine with feta cheese, arugula, and fresh mint for a fucking amazing and totally zen salad. Namaste, betch.

3. Boiled Beet and Blood orange salad

Buy some raw beets and boil them in salted water until they’re tender – about 35 minutes. Drain, then peel the beets. Toss them with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh mint, salt, and pepper to taste. Top a bed of arugula and blood oranges for a super betchy salad. If you’re lazy, you can also use roasted beets for this recipe.

As a note, if you take a gander around the produce section, you can find pre-cooked, peeled beets. I’m not going to lie – they’re an awesome shortcut. Also, you can make beet chips via this post on veggie chips. You can also totally juice beets if you’re on an all liquid diet.




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