Am I officially old when I start taking recipes from Prevention Magazine. I received a year subscription though a Cravebox and I am really enjoying it. I figure it is not too early to keep healthy right.
Anyway, until my late 30′s the only way I have eaten a beet is out of a can. You know the kind, picked and sliced. I did enjoy them growing up, but I must say I have never purchased them on my own!!
Once I moved South, I began to see roasted beets on menus. They sure do look beautiful in all the different colors they come in. Despite my apprehensions, I ordered some and fell in love. Before this recipe, I had only roasted beets at home once, and I can remember is the stained cutting boards.
I came across this recipe in June issue of Prevention and it is so easy and delicious that I wanted to share with my readers, both young and old. I love the fact that it uses the Beet greens which I never would have considered. According to the magazine, if you eat the whole beet-greens and all- you get the most cancer fighting antioxidants.
|I chose yellow beets, but the recipe shows multiple colors.|
How do you like to eat your beets?
Trim 1 bunch med. beets with tops to one nice. Wash and chop greens and stems. Scrub beets and wrap tightly in heavy-duty foil. Roast in a 400F oven until tender. 50 minutes. Cool, peel, and cut into wedges. Saute greens, stems and 2 tsp minced garlic in 1 Tbsp. oil in skillet over medium heat until tender, 6 minutes. Season. Top beets and greens with 2 Tbsp each pistachios and goat cheese. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
I roasted the beets earlier in the afternoon and then assembled the rest at dinner.