Ahhhh, beets. Another veggie I just can’t get enough of lately. Besides making Beet Kvass, raw beet/apple salad, roasting them, and other variations of cooked beets, beets are just divine when cooked in some water then topped with your favorite oil, butter and salt.
Here is my favorite simple beet recipes that sings with flavor and luscious richness.
Wash and slice beets into rounds. Put into a saucepan and with enough water to barely cover them. Begin cooking on high heart, and then reduce and steam until tender. You can also slow cook them. The time will depend on the thickness of the cut beets and your desired tenderness.
Purchase hulled sesame seeds. Put about ¼ of a cup into a coffee grinder or blender/vita mix, and blend them into a soft powder. (Be careful not to over grind them as they will turn to a sesame butter, which is Tahini. Make extra powder and refrigerate for next time!
When your beets are tender, drain off the liquid they cooked in and place them into a serving dish. Top beets lavishly with this sesame powder, and then pour a tablespoon or so of Barlean’s Flax Oil. Top with Celtic Sea Salt. That's it! Trust me, the sauce that is naturally created from the rich combo of sesame and flax oil delivers the best of raw and cooked foods together. The sesame seeds and flax oil are raw, which provides value to your body. And, the beets are delicious and easily digestible.
Don't forget the beet greens. If you have them attached to your fresh beets, include them in your cooking. I love, love, love them. Chop the stems from the leaves if you like, then place the leaves on top of the beets when they are about half way cooked. Then enjoy them all together.
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