Going Paleo has inspired me to keep trying new vegetables and fruit. So it was time to expand the horizons and I stumbled upon beets. So it all started with these:
I had to do some research and then decided I would do the bake and cook method. So you cut off the stems and then wrap them in tinfoil and bake. I had them on 350 for an hour. It was a success.
Of course I was not going to waste those nice big leafy greens! I cleaned them and boiled them to go with my chicken for dinner:
They were good with some garlic and onion. Tasted similar to Swiss chard or spinach.
Once the beets were cool all I had to do was rinse them off and that nasty skin really did peel off in my hands. I was surprised at just how easy it was.
I am a firm believer that you should always be trying new things. I was scared away by the ugly beets for many months I would see them hovering in the produce section but never brave enough to try them.
I am so glad I did! I love them! They are a little sweet but mild and juicy all at the same time. I liked having them in the fridge, I could add to a salad or heat one up and have along side a piece of chicken for dinner. They are so simple and yummy!
What new vegetables have you tried that you love?