Beets are officially in season in North Carolina! If you’ve ever struggled on deciding what to do with this plant/vegetable, then this blog is for you. Beets are a popular root plant/vegetable which can be used in a variety of ways. Beets are a vegetable that can be boiled or served cold. Like any other root plant/vegetable, they should be scrubbed well before consuming and typically last a few weeks in the refrigerator. Beets can also be found canned at your local grocery store. Here are some ways beets can be prepared:
- Eat the leaves
- Beet kabob
For the full list, visit Have A Plant. Check out this SNAP friendly recipe for a quick Beet & Apple Salad side dish.
Kitchen tools required:
- Spatula or spoon
- 2 bowls
- Vegetable Peeler
Ingredients (Serves 8):
- 1 large beet
- 4 apples
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Salt to taste
- Wash the beet and peel if desired.
- Grate the beet and the apples into a large bowl.
- For the dressing, mix the lemon juice, honey and salt.
- Pour the dressing over the grated beet and apples. Mix well.
- Serve chilled.
Recipe accessed at: https://eatfresh.org/recipe/side-dish/red-beet-and-apple-salad