Angel hair beets and greens entree is a fun dish to serve. I love beets and researching them has proven that they are highly recommended to help the liver. It is a fun recipe to create and the added health benefits is a winning combination.
I like to serve this as an entree with sides and dessert but easily it is a stand alone dish to eat by itself.
Angel Hair Beets and Greens take only a few ingredients and is quick to make and is a welcome treat.
Angel Hair Beets and Greens Raw Food Recipe Entree
I started with this recipe when I first experimented with raw foods because I knew I liked beets. Therefore it was a starting point for me.
Here are a few more points that attracted me to this recipe:
Angel Hair Beets and Greens Recipe is Love Worthy:
- Only 6 ingredients to get started
- Short preparation time
- Beet lovers reward in taste
- Flexible dish as it can be an entree, side or eat by itself
Eating recipes from a raw food cookbook is different for me and there are some dishes that I have to acquire a taste to enjoy.
Cooking vegetables is what I was raised to eat as a result those flavors are what my taste buds have grown accustomed to expect.
Just because my first reaction to some recipes are neutral doesn’t mean I don’t try them again.
Experiencing new things is my idea of growth. I knew I liked cooked beets so the Angel Hair Beets and Greens Raw Food Recipe Entree was the first recipe I tried.
I change my mind set and expectations to embrace a new way of eating a vegetable. Creating these beets into thin slices helps experience the taste that beets offer in raw form.
Furthermore, raw vegetables deliver more nutrients to my body so as a result I introduced this Angel hair beets and greens raw food recipe to my meals.
Tip: Begin with one recipe focusing on a vegetable that you like. Recipes with carrots as the focus vegetable is a good place to start because most of us eat raw carrots in salads.
I think this recipe is also nice to serve on an ‘at home date night’ because it adds a fun color to the table and is visually appealing.
Angel Hair Beets and Greens
This is a nice dish can can easily be used as a main dish, side dish or to just eat alone.
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 2 servings
Author Douglas McNish
60 mL 1⁄4 cup cold-pressed (extra virgin) olive oil, divided
60 mL 1⁄4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, divided
5 mL 1 tsp fine sea salt, divided
60 mL 1⁄4 cup raw shelled hemp seeds
45 mL 3 Tbsp filtered water
45 mL 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
2 medium beets greens attached
In a blender, combine 30 mL olive oil, 30 mL lemon juice, 2 mL salt, hemp seeds, water and nutritional yeast. Blend at high speed until smooth. Cover and set aside.
Remove greens from beets, cutting off and discarding stems. Set leaves aside. Using a vegetable peeler, peel beets. Using a mandoline, slice beets approximately 3 mm thick. Stack slices on top of each other and, using a sharp chef’s knife, cut into strips approximately 3 mm wide. Place in a bowl, cover and set aside.
On cutting board, roll up beet greens to form cylindrical shapes. Using a sharp chef’s knife, cut cylinders into strips approximately 3 mm thick.
In a bowl, combine greens, beets and remaining olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Toss until well combined. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes, until softened.
Toss hemp seed sauce with beet mixture. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Tips Typically beets can be purchased with or without the greens attached. If you are unable to find beets with the greens attached, substitute 500 mL finely sliced kale for the beet greens. Use any type of beet for this recipe. Red, golden and candy cane beets work equally well.
Here is the review for the cookbook I am sharing this recipe. If you decide you like it and want to try more.
Surprise! Desserts are also on the menu plan when eating raw foods
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