Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Just beet it and other vegetables

So far this summer I have had no luck with the beets in this family. I feel like it's the year of the beets. I have been getting them every week from the csa. Ok I have boiled them and tossed into salads. I like them with tomatoes or lettuce and mint with olive oil and salt. Nope for this family. I went with Lise's suggestion she left comment last week to try a puree or pickling. Her kids loved the puree with cucumbers. I agree it's refreshing. Not my kids.

I have tried just the beet leaves and the stems on pizza luckily I had 1 success. This is the only picture I have of the pizza while I was making it.

Beet Leaf Pizza
The recipe for this I just made up.
Wash and cut up the leaves and stems from the beets.
Slice 1 large tomato
Slice 1 small onion
Mozzarella cheese
Olive oil
Preheat oven 425 degrees. After the pizza dough is stretched out lay the tomatoes, sprinkle the onions and beet leaves and stems. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Then sprinkle the mozzarella cheese. (When I make pizza I put the vegetables first then sprinkle with cheese. I don't why I do it but it's like a surprise inside.) Put in oven for about 20 minutes.

Beet puree
This is the beet puree that Lise recommended and a friend emailed to me. I'm the only one that enjoyed this, it's refreshing on hot day with sliced cucumbers.

Another pizza

I wanted to share another vegetable pizza idea. In the picture for the beet leaf pizza there is a square pyrex dish with sauteed vegetables that I made for dinner. It's 1 eggplant, 1 tomato, 1 zucchini, 1 green pepper, 1 garlic clove and 3-4 basil leaves. Slice all of the them put in a pan with 1-2 tablepoons of olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 10 minutes till vegetables are cooked and tender stirring once. I sometimes add in either 1 onion or scallions. It's good with a slice of bread or on pasta.

Well the next night I didn't want it to go to waste so I thought hmmm how about pizza? Gianfranco said it looked good when I prepared it so I did not add any cheese. I did add extra basil leaves. Cooked it in a preheated oven 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Everyone ate it up! Luckily I got 1 slice phew!


What I Did Today said...

Wow. I admire you for coming up with so many ways to prepare beets. I probably would've just given them away. :)

–źLEKSANDRA said...

Beets are on the list of my favorite vegetables. I know few ways to cook them. Let me know if you are interested.

here is where you find me :))))

FuNkY MoMmY said...

I just throw a little olive oil on them and roast them in the oven....Yum!

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