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Old 06-28-2016, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I love beets, fresh, canned and pickled.
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Old 06-28-2016, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I don't think I have EVER eaten beets ... not once in my life.

What do they taste like (i.e. are they comparable to anything)? Maybe I should try them ...
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Boy I am really loving beets these days. Simply steamed or oven baked in foil and dabbed with a tiny bit of butter. Wow, so good.

And the nutrition profile is terrific -- a wonderful liver, gall bladder cleanser and a blood purifier.

Don't you love it when a food you really like turns out to be good for you?
I completely agree. This is another veggie daughter and I love to can and will do some next week when we do our annual canning. The problem, the beet season is almost over. One way we love them is in a salad. I like them pickled. I make a salad out of them, using spinach or romaine, onions, beets, crumbled blue cheese and pecans. The dressing I use is just a little olive oil and a tad bit of lemon juice.

missik999: we too love to use the beet juice to color the eggs: yes, they do make the eggs super pretty and unusual.
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I love beets, pickled, Harvard, raw, boiled, but not baked.
I don't care for them raw as well as cooked and or pickled.


Karen: they are very sweet but not sickening sweet. You can use them is salads, just boiled or pickles. And yes, roasting them is becoming popular. I think many younger people have missed out on veggies we used to have, on a regular bases growing up. You should just buy a can of them and judge for yourself or try some next time you go to a salad bar. Most good salad bars include beets.
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Absolutely love them all: chioggia, golden, cylindra, and of course red beets. Always fresh, never canned.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I don't think I have EVER eaten beets ... not once in my life.

What do they taste like (i.e. are they comparable to anything)? Maybe I should try them ...
Somewhat sweet with an earthy quality to them. I've liked them since I was a kid but haven't had the fancy varieties. Can't say they remind me of any other veggie.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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I LOVE beets. So good. This is from an old post I made on this forum.

First I wash the beets:





These are the beets after a good roasting:



Here they are peeled:



Then I just sliced them in half for the money shot:



Cubed up:



Some nice salad:



Here is the completed salad just before serving. I plate the salad then I cover it with some cubed beets, candied almonds, sunflower seeds, croutons, craisins and feta cheese. This was served with a Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette at the table.



I can eat this all year around. GREAT for spring and summer.
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Chicago. Kind of.
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Used to eat them when I was a kid - pickled - they came in a jar. Some of those (ice cold of course) with lunch is something I remember fondly.


Probably haven't had them in 35 years now. Did try them once (I don't remember how they were prepared but it wasn't the pickled that came in a jar) and did not like them at all.
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Kanada ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ
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I usually make a red beet curry dish or a red beet salad with red onions and a vinaigrette. Another delicious way is to have red beet Borscht soup.

Classic Ukrainian Borsch Recipe -
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:20 AM
 
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I like beets a lot! Grew up eating them pickled, and eating eggs pickled in beet juice. As an adult, I've enjoyed them roasted, and in soups and salads. What I don't like is the stains they leave on cutting boards. Unfortunately, since I now have blood sugar issues, I can no longer eat them as often as I'd like.
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