Honestly, I have never been a big fan of beets. But now, I understand that sometimes when you eat something prepared in a certain way, you might develop a bad impression of that thing and shun it unfairly! Yes, if you try it again, cooked in a different style, with different spices you may actually like it! AND as we go through life, our tastes also change and develop, so you may find yourself really enjoying a food you disliked only a few years ago.
And so it is with me and beets. But now, I have discovered not one but several ways I really enjoy eating them! Here’s one….Egyptian style!
250 grams of beets, raw (about 3 small beets)
water for boiling
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon lime (or lemon) juice
½ teaspoon corn oil
½ tablespoon vinegar
Prepare the beets
1. Wash the beets. Boil (with their skins still intact) in a large pot for 45 minutes to 1 hour. When a fork slides in and out easily, they are ready.
2. Let the beets cool and then gently peel away the skins.
3. Chop the beets into cubes and put in a medium bowl.
4. Add the parsley, salt, pepper, lime juice, corn oil, and vinegar. Mix well.
5. Cool in the refrigerator for a while (the longer you leave them, the more the flavors will combine).
Serving Suggestions and Variations:
There are many variations for this recipe. One of our readers suggested adding mustard and scallions! Doesn’t that sound amazing?!
70 calories; 1 g fat; 0 g cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 2 g protein