Beet Basil Shot

INGREDIENTS ½ cup fresh beets, peeled and cut into large chunks 1 cup fresh basil leaves ¼ cup orange juice DIRECTIONS Press the beets and basil through a juicer. Mix beet and basil juice with orange juice in a small glass.

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Beet Pickled & Herbed Deviled Eggs

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 red beet, peeled and chopped 1 cup water ½ cup champagne vinegar (citrus) 2 teaspoons sea salt 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon grainy mustard 1 tablespoon citrus vinegar 1 teaspoon fresh grated horseradish ½ cup (total) chopped chives, tarragon, parsley Salt/pepper Directions In a small saucepan […]

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Beet Pickled & Herbed Deviled Eggs

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 red beet, peeled and chopped 1 cup water ½ cup champagne vinegar (citrus) 2 teaspoons sea salt 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon grainy mustard 1 tablespoon citrus vinegar 1 teaspoon fresh grated horseradish ½ cup (total) chopped chives, tarragon, parsley Salt/pepper Directions In a small saucepan […]

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Beet Stem Cake

“I don’t see why a person couldn’t add a handful of diced pears, cubed apples, you name it – maybe even swiss chard. This recipe is easy to use and creates a cake that tastes of Christmas. It also has worked a treat as a breakfast slice, instead of a granola bar. Somehow I believe that if my great-Grandma saw me using beetroot in cake, she’d be very pleased. In regard to this recipe, I did find that the batter needed a little longer time in the oven.”
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Courtesy of Anna Lissiman

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Creamy Farro Salad with Shaved Fennel, Beets and Radishes

Serves 4 Farro is the Tuscan name for spelt, a hard brown wheat traditionally eaten in Tuscany, Italy. Farro looks similar to short grain brown rice, and has a nutty, earthy taste. Farro’s chewy texture holds up even after long cooking. Because of its hard texture, it’s good to soak farro overnight in order to […]

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Detox Shots

Makes one shot Beet Basil Shot ½ cup fresh beets, 1 cup fresh basil leaves, ¼ cup orange juice Grapefruit Parsley & Lemon-Thyme ¼ cup grapefruit juice, ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, ½ cup fresh lemon-thyme leaves Lemon Ginger Mint ¼ cup lemon juice, ½ inch chunk fresh ginger, ½ cup mint Cucumber Parsley Mint […]

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Fresh Beet Pasta

Ingredients 3 medium beets, cooked, peeled and chopped fine 3 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt Directions To make dough in a processor blend beets, flour, egg and salt in a food processor until mixture just begins to form a ball (dough should be firm and […]

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Frozen Beet Orange Sherbet Sandwiches

Makes 6 sandwiches Ingredients 2 medium red beets, trimmed peeled and sliced 1 navel orange ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup fresh tarragon leaves Orange sherbet (recipe follows) Directions In a medium saucepan placed sliced beets, juice and zest of the orange, sugar and tarragon and heat to a low boil stirring gently. Cook beets for […]

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Ginger Beet Prosecco

Sweet earthy and spicy this recipe is sure to bring decadence back into your summer dinner parties with its exotic flavor and deep fusica color!

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Ginger-Beet Lemonade

Makes one Pitcher Ingredients 2 cups ginger-beet syrup (ginger, beets, sugar) 2 cups fresh lemon juice water Directions To make the ginger beet syrup place ½ cup freshly grated beets, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger in medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for […]

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Gold Beet Goat Cheese Ravioli or Tortellini with Spring Herb Broth

Serves 6 Ingredients For the ravioli & tortellini 1 cup gold beets, steamed until soft and mashed 1 tablespoon orange zest 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped fine […]

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Herbed Beet Greens and Gorgonzola Risotto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 cups water 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter Tops of 2 bunches of beets, chopped, stems included 1 cup Arborio rice ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves, chopped 1 cup red wine ¼ cup gorgonzola cheese, buttermilk blue, crumbled Walnuts, toasted, for garnic PREPARATION In a […]

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Herstarr Honeydew Popsicles

This recipe was invented by none other than Svea Herstarr Pierson, when on a  hot summer week in Southern California the Pierson’s came together and got a dud honeydew melon.  Svea stepped up for the picky Pierson palette and with the  un-wasteful gene embedded in her, created these healthy, simple and totally delicious, not to […]

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Lavender Beet Sweet Vinegar Syrup

Ingredients ¼ cup beet juice 1 cup sugar ¾ cup water ¼ cup orange juice 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 tablespoon fresh lavender flowers (1-2 teaspoons dried) ½ cup black current vinegar Directions In a medium sauce pan, whisk together the beet juice, sugar, water, orange juice and zest and lavender flowers and bring to […]

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Lemony Gold Beet Barley Risotto

Serves 6 Barley replaces the traditional Arborio rice here for a textured, nutty-tasting whole-grain risotto. Soaking the barley overnight reduces its cooking time. Gold beets have a sweet, mellow flavor. When roasted with the skin intact, their beautiful color is preserved. Wait to salt the risotto until you’ve added the ricotta salata; as the name […]

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Mint Ice Cream with Fresh Orange-Beet Swirls

Makes 5 cups INGREDIENTS 2 cups 2% milk 2 cups half and half 1 cup sugar 2 cups fresh mint, chopped 10 egg yolks 1 medium red beet, cooked and peeled and cubed ½ cup orange juice ½ cup sugar DIRECTIONS In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk, half and half, sugar and mint […]

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Roasted Beets Goat Cheese & Farro Salad

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 medium roasted beets, chopped large 1 cup farro, cooked 1 cup baby arugula or wild arugula leaves 1 medium roasted red onion, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 3/4 cup […]

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Root Veggies with Garlic Maple Herb Butter

Serves 1-2 INGREDIENTS 1-2 servings of root vegetables of your choice (i.e. parsnips, carrots, celery root, beets) chopped fine 1 small leek, sliced 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon maple syrup Salt Pepper 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme and rosemary, […]

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Spring Vegetable Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 pounds beets 1 fresh bay leaf 4 spears asparagus, cut into 1-inch spears 1 orange, segmented, juices reserved 1 small red onion, half moons 1 pound thick-cut bacon, cut into ¼ inch lardon (optional) 8 ounces baby arugula ½ teaspoon spring garlic, minced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 sprigs […]

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Tarragon Beet Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

Makes one bundt cake Ingredients For the cake Olive oil or non-stick spray 3 ½ cups whole-wheat flour 1 ½ cups light brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups almond milk â…” cups almond oil ¼ cup grated beets 3 tablespoons tarragon orange beet syrup (recipe follows) 1 tablespoon orange zest […]

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Tarragon Beet Salad

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 1 cup mixed baby lettuces 2 medium beets, cooked, trimmed and sliced 1 red grapefruit, peeled, pitted and segmented 1 navel or cara orange, peeled, pitted and segmented 1 small shallot, chopped fine ¼ cup champagne vinegar ¼ cup fresh tarragon, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped 3 tablespoons almond oil Juice […]

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The Adler Beet

Makes 1 cocktail As I embarked on my creation process for a cocktail concoction for Tamar Adler’s last class in her  wonderful series  based on her best selling book at Ger-Nis, An Everlasting Meal, I knew it had to be vibrant, down to earth, secretively refined and smart, just like she is.  I knew it […]

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The Beet Bloody Mary

Makes 1 pitcher of bloody mary mix Ingredients 5 red beets, washed and scrubbed 3 carrots, washed and scrubbed 1 large bunch parsley 2 cups water 1½ tablespoons fresh horseradish, grated 1 teaspoon celery seeds 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon citrus champagne vinegar Juice of 2 lemons Juice of 2 […]

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The Bourbon Beet

Ingredients 2 ounces bourbon (Four Roses) ½ ounce crème de violet ½ ounce lemon juice ¼ ounce Lavender Beet Sweet Vinegar Syrup* Brooklyn Hemispherical Blueberry Bitters (optional) Edible Flower Garnish (violets or pansies) Directions Combine all ingredients (except edible flower garnish) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail […]

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