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I boil mine with skin on, sometimes if I remember will do it the night before, when cool skin comes off easily.
I will slice them, add hard boiled egg and bit of blue cheese dressing, that can be my lunch......
or cooked as above, saute one sliced red onion till soft, then add some dijon mustard, bit of vinegar, bit of honey and make dressing right in a pan, add toasted sunflower seeds or pine nuts....
beet tops when fresh
Our quilt retreat place does a wonderful avocado & beet salad..mmmmm...just did a quick search & it seems there are lots of recipes for it. I LOVE a steamed beet & butter with salt & pepper..... DH is not fond of the fact that it makes a "messy looking" plate....
OKAY... I'm outta here..... look at this yummy recipe! http://www.warningsugarygoodness.com...for-you-pasta/
I am also in the roasting category. But I peel before roasting and I open roast them, I do not wrap in foil because when you wrap in foil you aren't roasting them you are steaming them. Roasted makes the best beets ever.
I also make my own pickled beets and home can them. I like them on salads.
Greens I steam or boil. If they are baby beet greens, raw in the salad. I love beet greens almost as much as the beet.
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My father used to grow them when I was a child and most of my family would eat them cooked (pickled), I always liked them fresh. That's right, I don't cook them at all; just wash and eat. I can imagine they would make a great addition to a fresh salad either sliced or shredded.
I haven't had beets in ages and your baking ideas make me want to try that method. My mom used to boil them when we were kids. If I remember correctly, we used to clean the tops and cook them like spinach.
All these recipes make me miss my mom! She always grew beets in her garden, and I love fresh beet greens. The ones from the market are never fresh enough! I love the beets, too. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!