Quick Recipe for Beets

Posted by Gran Pacifica on Jan 29, 2014 11:17:38 AM

I rarely ate beets when we lived in the United States. Only on Easter would I eat them with pickled eggs. Now that I am living in Nicaragua, where beets are plentiful, have I begun to have them regularly.

They have been called one of the "world's healthiest foods" because they are high in folate, manganese, potassium, fiber, copper as well as providing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. Not only that but you can eat both the root and the greens. It took me a while to get my family excited about eating this "wonder food" but then I came across this recipe for a dip that they love.

5 red beets1¼ cups plain yoghurt
2 garlic cloves, crushed¼ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon paprika
Pepper to taste

Roast the beets whole at 400 check them for tenderness after about 25 minutes.

Add beets and all other ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. You can refrigerate of serve immediately. Enjoy with warm bread or vegetables.

By Carol Cobb

Gran Pacifica

Written by Gran Pacifica

Gran Pacifica is a master planned community of over 2500 acres and 3.5 miles of Pacific coast line an hour west of Managua in Nicaragua. The company focuses on providing their international and domestic clientele with communities that feature first-rate amenities and infrastructure including underground utilities, paved streets and sidewalks. Gran Pacifica's primary demographic is North American Retirees and vacation homes in Nicaragua owners who enjoy living in a robust beach and golf community.

Topics: Living In Nicaragua