These golden beets have a milder sweeter flavor than red beets. They are a rich source of many vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
Our golden beets are grown without chemicals right here on the Eastern Shore of VA.
Shred them raw or cooked for salads, pickle with vinegar and sugar, boil or roast.
Sold in a 3 lb bag.
GOLDEN BEET AND BULGAR SALAD
3-4 golden beets
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for cooking beets
Kosher salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups bulghur wheat
Juice and finely grated zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lime
3 tablespoons walnut oil
1/4 cup chopped dill
1/4 cup chopped parsley
6-7 mint leaves
1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/3 cup diced ricotta salata cheese
1. Scrub the beets clean. If the beets are over 1 ½ inches in diameter, slice them in half. Toss them with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper and put them in a microwave-proof bowl with about ¼ cup water.
2. Cover and cook on high in the microwave for about 7 minutes. If you can easily insert a sharp paring knife all the way into one, they are done. If they still feel somewhat firm, cover them and let them sit for another few minutes. Allow beets to cool and then peel and dice them.
3. While beets are cooking, put bulghur in a bowl, along with about ½ teaspoon of salt. Pour enough boiling water into the bowl to cover the bulghur. Cover the bowl and let the bulghur sit for about 15 minutes until tender. D
rain off any remaining water.
4. In a small bowl, blend together lemon juice, lime juice, vinegar, a generous pinch or two of salt, and black pepper. Whisk in the walnut oil and up to ¼ cup of olive oil (to taste).
5. In a large mixing bowl, toss together beets, bulghur, herbs, walnuts, and cheese. Pour dressing over salad until well moistened (reserving any extra dressing) and toss well. Cover and chill for 30 minutes before serving. If not serving for several hours, toss the walnuts in just before serving so they will be nice and crunchy and re-taste and re-season, as necessary. (The longer the salad sits, the more it absorbs the dressing. It may need moistening with extra dressing and/or another pinch of salt.)