Beet is a humble, but wonderful vegetable. It is sweet, crunchy, can be found year round, super nutritious, and can be eaten cooked, raw or roasted. Beet also has many therapeutic properties, it is known for being a rich source of antioxidants and nutrients such as magnesium, sodium, potassium and vitamin C, as well as lower the blood pressure along with preventing cardiovascular diseases. For me it is a comfort food, I love it, and I try to include it in many ways as possible in my diet.
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Quinoa, Feta and Beet Salad
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 big roasted beet. Usually, I wash the beet, and I put it in the oven in alusa foil while I cook other food.
Cook the quinoa, and put it in a bowl. Grate a roasted beet. Add it to the quinoa, and mix it. Season it with olive oil, salt and lemon. Add pieces of feta cheese, and pumpkin seeds. Serve it with feta cheese on top, and chopped parsley. ENJOY!
I wanted to make just a beet ice cream, but I just have made granola; therefore, I thought it would be an interesting complement..... I was right....it was crunchy!.....a delicious combination
Beet Granola Ice Cream
1/2 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 tablespoons honey (if you want to add more sweet use more honey)
100 grams of Greek yogurt
3/4 cup of milk
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1 big roasted beet grated.
6 tablespoons of home made granola. I will post my granola recipe in a later post.
Home made Granola
In 1/2 cup milk, dissolve the cornstarch and the egg yolk. Heat the remaining milk, and slowly add the milk to the egg yolks and cornstarch. Cook until it forms a cream. Let it cool. Combine the condensed milk, honey, Greek yogurt, grated beet. Add it to the cornstarch cream. Set aside.
Make the evaporated milk very cold. At the highest speed possible, beat it until you have a very firm foam. Add the granola, and slowly incorporate it.
Add to the mixture the beet mix. Combine it well. Place this mixture in the ice cream maker, and follow the instructions. ENJOY!!