Oh, beets! Our hearts skip a beet – we mean BEAT – when we think of them, and we know we're not alone. Beets have a devoted following for good reason: their earthy sweetness, vibrant hue, and nutritional benefits make them the MVP of the plant world. At 3 Guys From Brooklyn, we're proud to offer a variety of beets to our local customers. In this blog post, we'll delve into the different types of beets, explore the countless ways to prepare them, and even throw in a fun fact about their role in "The Office." But first, let's talk about what makes beets so appealing to foodies everywhere.
Beets come in a rainbow of colors, from deep red to golden yellow to striped Chioggia. Each variety has a slightly different flavor profile. Red beets are the most common and have a robust, earthy flavor that's perfect for roasting or sautéing. Golden beets are milder in taste and slightly sweeter, which makes them a great choice for salads or pickling. Chioggia beets are known for their beautiful pink and white stripes and have a similar flavor to red beets, making them ideal for recipes that need a pop of color.
Now, let's talk about the best ways to prepare beets. Roasting beets brings out their natural sweetness and caramelizes their surface, making them tender and delicious. Simply wash, peel, and slice the beets, then toss them with olive oil and seasonings before baking at 400 degrees until tender. Another popular option is to pickle beets, which adds a tangy and slightly sweet flavor to the root vegetable. All you need is a jar, vinegar, water, sugar, and your favorite spices, and you can create a tasty snack or garnish for salads.
And speaking of salads, one of our favorite beet recipes is a beet and goat cheese salad.
Start with a bed of greens and top with roasted or sliced beets, crumbled goat cheese, toasted nuts, and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. The sweetness of the beets pairs perfectly with the tanginess of the goat cheese, and the added crunch of the nuts brings a satisfying texture to the mix.
But did you know that beets had a prominent role in "The Office" TV show? Dwight Schrute, one of the main characters, is obsessed with beets and grows them on his beet farm. He even makes beet wine and beet burgers! While we don't recommend going quite that far, we do appreciate the love for beets.
Beets are a versatile and delicious vegetable that should be a staple in any home cook's arsenal. Whether you prefer them roasted, pickled, or raw, their earthy sweetness and bright color make them an attractive addition to any dish. At 3 Guys From Brooklyn, we offer a variety of beets to suit any taste or recipe, and we hope this post has inspired you to try something new with this delicious and nutritious root vegetable. So why not take a beet on the wild side and give this ruby-red beauty a chance? We promise, you won't beet disappointed!