Beets by Early Morning Farm CSA

Beets are a root vegetable with dark leafy greens, and a dark red root.  The whole plant is edible, and you’ll find the greens in the CSA share at the beginning of the season and the dark red roots throughout our season.  The leaves and roots pair well together, or the leaves can be separated from the root and eaten right away.  The leaves are very similar tasting to chard.  The root will store much longer than the leaves.  Beets have a sweet, yet earthy flavor and a wide variety of culinary uses.  Fresh beets are nothing like the canned variety!  Try them raw, cooked, and even pickled.


Storage

Separate leaves from the root by cutting leaves one inch above the root.  Keep unwashed greens refrigerated in a plastic bag for 2-3 days.  Store the beet roots with about 1 inch of stem attached, unwashed in a plastic bag in the vegetable crisper of the refrigerator.  Beet roots will store for several weeks.


Preparation

Wash greens several times in clean cold water using our triple washing method.  Use greens raw or sautéed, their taste is similar to Swiss chard.  Remove tops, and scrub beets.  Peel with a vegetable peeler, then grate or chop according to your recipe.  Try using raw beets in salad and refrigerator pickles. Once chopped beets can be roasted, added to risottos, soups like borscht, added to pasta, and cooked and pureed for baked goods.


Recipes

Beef Borscht

Pan-Crisped Beet Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Grilled Beet Sliders

Lamb Burgers with Dill Aioli & Pickled Beets

Beet Burgers

Smashed & Loaded Beets

Pink Hummus with Pickled Beets

Roasted Beets with Candied Pistachios

Black Pepper Poached Beets with Yogurt Sauce

Beet Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Beet Cake

Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs

Beet Pickled Eggs

Easy Beet Chips

Beet Avocado Salad

Beet Ice Cream

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

Hakurei Turnip, Beet, & Kale Medley with Hazelnuts

Balsamic Roasted Beets

 

Cured Beet Sandwiches 

Vegetarian Borscht with Greens

12 Ideas for the Beets in Your CSA Share

Butter Braised Beets and Carrots

Beet and Goat Cheese Pizza – with beet greens!

Beet and Arugula Salad

Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread

Cured Winter Root Vegetables

Beet Risotto

Beet Bourguignon

Chocolate Beet Brownies

Basic Roasted Root Vegetables

Beets, Walnut, Goat Cheese, and Escarole Salad

Creamy Beet and Fennel Soup

Refrigerator Pickled Beets


 


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