My first experience with beets were sliced beets from a can, smothered with mayonnaise. Since then, my taste has changed. I prefer whole beets over sliced, fresh over canned, no preference between steamed or roasted. For me, the simpler the preparation, the better.
Yesterday, I steamed two beets. I didn’t want to fire up the oven for only two beets, plus it was too humid. After peeling them, they looked like this.
I cut them into wedges and sprinkled olive oil and sea salt over them. For color and texture, I added marinated artichokes and mushrooms and olives I bought from the olive bar at our local Safeway market.
This salad did not require much effort but hit the spot.
The Mistress Qi said we should eat foods in all of the colors of the rainbow. Yesterday, I think I got red covered. 🙂
I’m sending this post to Deb at Kahakai Kitchen blog for her Souper Sunday feature: http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/.