Beetroots: eat them all

Rooftop gardening
June 10, 2011

I can't find fresh beetroots in my town, so I decided to grow them, as I told in the post Pink Crackers with Poppy Seeds. I choose the Cylindra variety: because of its cylindrical shape it can be grown in small spaces, like my rooftop pots.

BeetrootsMaybe it was too soon but I already harvested the first two small beetroots.


BeetrootThey were gorgeous, bright and tender, and we ate them raw.


I already knew that beets stems and leaves can be eaten, they resemble my rhubarb chards, in both color and flavor.

StemsI dropped only a few outer leaves, and I tossed in a pan with butter: they had an incredible taste, rich with an earthy aftertaste ... Do you believe that we liked the stems even more than the beets?


Read also: Deep purple beetroots.

Baby Beetroots OmeletteAnother recipe with beetroot leaves and roots: Baby Beetroots Omelette.



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Three years ago: Tourist in the pot


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