If you’ve ever wondered what to do with beets, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Two Lazy Gourmets, we love us some beets. We love them steamed, pickled, roasted, and even raw.
We wouldn’t be lying if we said we love this treasure of a vegetable for its health benefits, which include ridiculously high levels of all kinds of good stuff that we’re told cleanses our organs, purifies our blood, and keeps us healthy. Or that we are drawn to beets for their aphrodisiac qualities (it’s true! We read it on the internet. Beets contain a substance that helps humans create sex hormones!) Or that we appreciate their feel-good qualities (Again, according to the all-knowing internet, a substance in beets causes a brain reaction similar to what happens when you eat chocolate. It can even help to alleviate depression. Who couldn’t use a little of that?) And then there’s the fact that they taste like the vegetable world’s version of candy. I mean really, what’s not to love?
But if we’re being completely honest, we love beets most for the beautiful pop of color they add to a plate. Just look at this gorgeous Roasted Beet Hummus. Can you imagine a more perfectly beautiful food?