Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It’s time to welcome winter veggies into our kitchens. Beet juice can be added as a natural pink food coloring for holiday punches and can enhance the deep flavor of chocolate cakes. Choose beets that feel firm and have a smooth skin. Tender tasting beets are usually smaller than a tennis ball with crisp and bright greens.

Try a bountiful beet recipe!

Roasted Beets and Avocado

4 beets, scrubbed, leaves trimmed
olive oil
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
salt, to taste

Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly coat beets in olive oil and loosely wrap them in aluminum foil. Roast beets in the oven until tender, approximately 30 minutes - 1 hour depending on the size. Remove beets from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Peel and cut the beets into bite-sized pieces. Toss beets with the avocado and season with salt. Serves 4 - 6.