Look for smooth, hard and round beets that are free of cuts and bruises. When possible, choose fresh beets with green tops still attached. The greens should look healthy, not wilted or brown.
Save the beet greens to eat raw or cooked in another recipe. The skins of beets are edible so don’t have to be removed. Save beet greens, tops and skins to make your own vegetable stock. Click here to learn how to make your own.
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The color of beets can range from dark purple to bright red, yellow and white.
fo Beets help make healthy red blood cells because they contain folate.
mn Beets help build strong bones because they contain manganese.
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2 beets peeled
1 cup chickpeas cooked or canned
2 tablespoons peanuts (optional)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon chili sauce
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt and pepper
Makes 4 servings.