Don’t throw away those gorgeous beet greens! Use them in stirfry, soups, and side dishes. With tons of nutrition and flavour, and paired with berries, bacon and sheep cheese, they make an amazing salad.
3 to 4 cups beet greens, stem removed (or spinach, arugula, romaine or other lettuce)
a handful of crumbled or diced goat/sheep cheese, preferably from a local farm
a handful of toasted nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, etc.)
a handful of cooked, crumbled bacon, preferably from a local farm
a handful of berries of your choice
- Toss the greens with half of the vinaigrette (recipe below) and divide between two salad plates.
- Sprinkle with some of the cheese, then nuts, then bacon, then berries – add a bit more of everything until you think your salad looks scrumptious.
- Drizzle with more salad dressing if you choose.
Quick Berry Vinaigrette
1 tbsp Beary Berry Honey – Black Raspberry, Red Raspberry or Pomegranate
1 tbsp raspberry vinegar or red wine vinegar
2 tbsp mashed berries (fresh or frozen)
water to thin just to your taste
Whisk everything together in a small bowl and adjust for sweetness or acid. Season with salt and/or pepper if you like. Drizzled over greens with some toasted nuts, goat cheese, and sliced fresh fruit or dried fruit.
(OR) Use Beary Beary Honey Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
Recipe copyright ElaineWilson.com, used with permission.
Beary Berry Honey products available at farmers markets, their farm store near Tofield, in SaveOn Stores, and in many local shops. Visit BearyBerryHoney.com or call 780-662-3577.
The Cheesiry cheese products available at farmers markets, their farm store near Kitscoty, and in many local shops. Visit TheCheesiry.com for more information.
Irvings Farms pork and bacon products available at farmers market, their farm store near Round Hill, and in many local shops. Visit IrvingsFarmFresh.com for more information.
Check out EatEastOfEdmonton.com for a listing of the many farms east of Edmonton that you can visit and where they grow our vegetables, grains and the meat we enjoy. You can also get recommended routes for self-guided tours of the region, including the many farms open to visitors.
Visit GoEastRTO.com for suggested day trips of activities, festivals, and sightseeing in the region east of Edmonton.