Yesterday I cooked something I’ve never cooked before. In fact out of all the vegetables, it was 1 of 3 I steered clear of : Radishes, Cauliflower (which I now love) and Beets. I was shopping for dinner and I came across the beets only this time they were spiralized. How can you resist spiral veggies? I went for it and threw them in my cart besides, they were only $2 so it wouldn’t be too much of a waste if I hated them.
I got home with literally no direction for cooking these beets. I tasted a piece…. blaaah just as I remembered not so tasty. Should I make a beet salad, cook them, throw them out? I decided to roast them and drizzle them with balsamic reduction based on a recipe I found.
I had to get a little creative with the rest of dinner. I cooked some corn on the cob and cut the kernels off (something I’ve been dying to do). Then I added the corn (about 1.5 cups) to a pan of sauteed onions and got a nice char on them. Next I added some diced red pepper and let it cook. Then I added shrimp and minced garlic. I added about 2 Tbsp of chopped cilantro and lastly two handfuls of baby spinach leaves. Once that cooked down I added in the roasted beets. I splashed a little more balsamic reduction over the plate and voila! I had created a new meal. My husband thoroughly enjoyed it as did I, beets and all.
Here’s a picture of the finished product.
I beat my fear of beets!