White Beets Meet Summer Salad

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White beets- have you ever heard of such a thing? Real life moment: I hadn’t until I spotted them at a farmer’s market. The nice salesgirl was quick to educate me “White beets lack the earthy, strong beet flavor that colored beets embody. What baby white beets do have is a high level of sweetness.” Sweet beets, I was sold and up for the culinary challenge. It is also one I will be sharing with the youth at the garden club. This beet and watermelon salad is incredibly refreshing, especially for those sweltering days we’re having.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch beets, roasted and chopped
  • 2 cups watermelon, chopped in 1” chunks
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 2-3 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup orange juice

Method

Arrange the beets in a small roasting pan, add 1 cup orange juice, and cover loosely with foil. Roast at 450 degrees F. for 30 to 45 minutes, until they are tender when pierced with a knife.

Let beets cool, then peel and chop into squares. In a large bowl toss all ingredients with the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Bon Appetite.

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5 Responses to White Beets Meet Summer Salad

  1. whattt! I never seen white beet before! where can you find it?

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  2. Those white beetroot sound interesting despite my dislike of that vegetable. I’ve never seen white ones here in New Zealand, golden ones yes. Will keep my eyes open!

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