With their deep, dark red color and vibrant red streaked green leaves, there’s just no denying the beauty of a beet.
Chock full of nutrients, beets are sweet and delicious — and when cooked properly, a beet will have a velvety, succulent texture that will melt in your mouth.
And never throw away the gorgeous beet greens! As nutrient rich as a beet root is, its leaves pack even more nutrients! (If you love the beet flavor, you’ll love the greens — simply sauté them with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.)
There are many different ways to cook beets, including boiling, steaming and roasting. My preferred method is roasting them with a bit of steam. The result is an evenly cooked beet that’s perfectly tender throughout.
FYI, we’re making a fantastic Valentine’s Day treat this week with beets, so you might want to get them prepped now. ;-))