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Jun 14, 2011 10:00 PM

What are some of your favorite recipes?

I want new ideas for dinner, salad, appetizer, soup, etc.

I recently planted beets, anyone know of any good beet recipes?

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    1. Food. All of my favorite recipes involve food in one form or another.

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      1. re: alanbarnes

        Okay, somehow the last part of my post disappeared.

        I love beets in salad. Roast or steam them (the microwave is great for this if you just have one or two), cut them into dice, and toss them on some dressed greens. (The pepperiness of arugula plays very nicely with the earthiness of the beets.) I like to add some nuts for crunch, and a bit of cheese is welcome too. A couple of times lately I've incorporated deep-fried balls of goat cheese into salads for warm gooey deliciousness.

        Also, a cold borscht can be a tasty summer treat. For the simplest version, just simmer cubed beets in broth with salt, pepper, a little onion, and a bit of acid (vinegar, lemon juice, and/or sour salt) until tender, then chill. Top with sour cream and diced cucumber.

      2. I really enjoy beets roasted. 425 oven for 75 to 90 minutes wrapped in foil. Then you can use them in any number of combinations - with some mild chevre and toasted walnuts, with quick pickled red onions, fresh cilantro and a citrus vinaigrette, with feta... Lots of ways to enjoy them.

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        1. re: inaplasticcup

          Just roasted some this morning and the caramelized beet juice was amazingly sweet! So excited for you to try them. :)

          1. re: inaplasticcup

            Wow those beets look amazing! I can't wait for my beets to be ready for harvest! And alanbarnes what is sour salt?

            1. re: Yukaroni

              Sour salt is just powdered citric acid. It's used in pickling and canning and is useful any time you want to add sourness to a dish without other flavors. I keep it around for homemade tonic water, but that's another thread...