Beets are a good source of nutrition and can be grown outdoors in your garden. The tops are edible in salad and the root or bulb is used in soups or salads as well. You can also pickle beets which are also very delicious.
Here is a good recipe for Borscht or Beet Soup, it is tasty and nutritious as a meal for any time of the year.
6 fresh beats – Boiled for 30 mins to make tender, cool then slice and set aside.
1 onion diced
2 tablespoons of margarine or butter
5 cups of chicken stock
2 white potatoes (diced, uncooked)
Sour Cream – optional
In a large pot add margarine and onions, cooking on medium heat, until onions are transparent(about 5-10 mins). Add Potatoes, beets and soup stock, simmer for about 25 minutes until the potatoes are tender on low heat.
Serve in a soup bowl with a dollop of sour cream.