Beets

Months Available: June, July, August, September, October, November

The usually deep purple roots of beetroot are eaten either boiled, or roasted as a cooked vegetable, cold as a salad after cooking and adding oil and vinegar, or raw and shredded, either alone or combined with any salad vegetable. A large proportion of the commercial production is processed into boiled and sterilised beets or into pickles. In Eastern Europe, beet soup, such as borsch, is a popular dish. In Indian cuisine, chopped, cooked, spiced beet is a common side dish. Yellow-coloured beetroots are grown on a very small scale for home consumption.

Related Recipes

Peach, Beet and Arugula Salad

In this unique combination, the sweetness of ripe local peaches balances the peppery sharpness of arugula. Toss in some salty feta and it’s a winner – tasty, colourful and healthy.