You’d think with that burst of crimson colour and the sweet taste, beets would be the queen of winter vegetables. How many other vegetable can you think of where you can eat the tops and the bottoms? Beet greens can be added to soups or salads or made into a side dish when sautéed with oil and garlic and the beets can be enjoyed in so many ways. It’s like getting two vegetables for the price of one. And apart from the red and golden varieties, you can also get a striped candy cane variety adding more interest and colour to your plate.
Why then, do potatoes get so much real estate on the grocery floor compared to those gorgeous beets? I think it all comes down to not knowing what the heck to do with beets! Learn to love the taste and appreciate the goodness of beets.