Edibles I make and like.
Tasty in the mouth, good for the body.
I recommend your ingredients be organic.
I have made numerous dishes with beets and will post them with time, but I wanted to make a brief mention now with this simple snack or side dish recipe.
Slice raw peeled beets thinly. You can simply use the vegetable peeler to shave the beet into slices. Coat with olive oil, add the rest of the ingredients except the basil leaves and optional cheese. Toss well. Top with basil and cheese.
You can use cooked beets for this dish. I prefer raw for nutritional reasons. When you cook beets, they bleed and loose some nutritional properties. If you choose to cook them, get smaller beets, scrub the skin lightly, leave 1/2 inch of the beet top in tact. Place beets in water with a pinch of salt, bring water to a boil and cook 15-20 minutes. They will still be firm, but slightly sweeter and softer.
Amazing beets, these colorful root vegetables contain powerful nutrient compounds that help protect against heart disease, birth defects and certain cancers, especially colon cancer. The pigment that gives beets their rich, purple-crimson color-betacyanin-is also a powerful cancer-fighting agent.
Beets are an excellent source of the B vitamin, folate, and a very good source of manganese and potassium. Beets are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus.