The beetroot (Beta Vulgaris subsp. vulgaris) is the taproot portion of a beet plant. The greens are also edible and can be prepared in similar ways to spinach and chard. Typically red in color, variants include gold and variegated. Native to the Middle East, it is now widely used throughout northern Europe, India and North America. 

Beets are excellent sources of Folate, Manganese, Copper, Potassium, and Magnesium, Vitamins C & B6, and Iron. Source:

Some flavors that pair well with beets: butter, salty cheeses, Dijon mustard, orange, pepper, shallots, tarragon, balsamic vinegar, walnuts

Methods of Preparation Beetroot:


Methods of Preparation Beet Greens:


Beet, Ginger, and Red Cabbage Soup (Serves 4-6):

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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • 1 cup chopped red onion 
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped potato 
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and chopped fresh ginger
  • 3 to 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and diced red beets
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • Sour cream and toasted and chopped walnuts for garnish


  1. Preheat broiler. In a large saucepan, place steamer basket over 1 in. water. Place broccoli in basket. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; steam, covered, until crisp-tender, 4-6 minutes. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Stir in cooked broccoli, grated cheese and olives. In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat; pour in egg mixture. Cook, uncovered, until eggs are nearly set, 4-6 minutes. 
  3. Broil 3-4 in. from heat until eggs are completely set, 2-4 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Sprinkle with shaved cheese and parsley.

 Nutrition Facts 1 wedge (calculated without shaved Romano cheese): 229 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 290mg cholesterol, 775mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein. 

Notes:Flavors that pair well with Broccoli Any time of year, you can usually find fresh herbs in the refrigerated section in your grocery You can use various fresh herbs and spices in this recipe: here’s what we’d recommend: 

  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Curly Endive
  • Garlic:
  • Horseradish
  • Hazel Nuts
  • Corned roasted beef