Beets are gorgeous!
Not everyone likes beets but they are way more approachable than they appear.
Even people who like beets may not eat them because they can be a pain to prepare. They’ll dye your fingers red. That’s not cool. However, I found out that cooking them before peeling them make the coloring more like a washable marker than a permanent one 🙂
I was pleased to find tgese available. They’re small-ish in size (a little larger than a golf ball), hard like a potato, and the leaves and stems were still kind of vibrant. That’s a win to me!
First, after washing, I removed the stems and admired their beauty. So vibrant and beautiful. ❤️
And then I cooked the beets by boiling them in some water. The water turned red!
I boiled the beets until they were fork tender. Then drained and let them cool until I could hold them in my hand.
When you can hold it, then you can peel it.
I used my hands but you can also rub them with a paper towel. They peel veryyyyy easily. And then they look like this:
I sliced them for ease of use.
My camera phone does not accurately portray the vibrant color of this Earth Food.
By this point, I knew I was going to make the beets into a pasta sauce of sorts. So, in a pot I heated about 2 cups of water, some salt, garlic powder, sauteed onions, olive oil and a little agave.. On the side, I boiled some angel hair pasta.
Using my blender, I processed the water mix and the beets until they got as smooth as I could. In spite of my intentions, the finished sauce was NOT silky smooth. Its all good though.
I combined it with the angel hair pasta.
And some broccoli on the side to round it all out.
It was SO good. 4 people have had it so far. The reviews are in:
1 – “It’s so tasty!”
2 – “I think I finally found a way that I like to eat beets!”
3 – A six year old boy cleaned his plate!
4 – I’m the 4th person and I love beets anyway so this was definitely my thing.
If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional pasta sauces, this one comes highly recommended.