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From veggie recipes to tasty meat pairings, you'll find a wide range of beetroot recipes from HelloFresh.

Beetroot Tips, Tricks & Hacks

How to Cook Beetroot

Known for its striking colour, beetroot is a delicious vegetable and very versatile in cooking. It's packed full of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Take a look at some of the tasty ways you can cook beetroot:
  • Eat it raw - Beetroot can be eaten raw, either grated or thinly sliced, and added to salads or sandwiches for a crunchy texture and earthy flavour.
  • Boiling - Place whole beetroots in a pot of boiling water and cook for 30-60 minutes, depending on their size, until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Roasting - Wrap each beetroot individually in foil, drizzling with a bit of olive oil and seasoning with salt and pepper if desired. Place the wrapped beetroots on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 45-60 minutes, or until tender.
  • Steaming - Place the beetroot in a steamer basket over boiling water and steam for 20-30 minutes until they are tender.
  • Grilling - Cut your beets into slices or wedges. Brush the beetroot slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill them under medium heat for 10-15 minutes on each side, or until they are tender and have grill marks.
You'll find a variety of tempting recipes on HelloFresh that you can add beetroot to. It can be incorporated into a range of cuisines, from Italian to Australian recipes.

What To Do with Beetroot Greens

It's useful to know that if fresh beetroot has slightly limp greens, these can be rejuvenated by placing them in water in the refrigerator. Alternatively, simply chop the greens off and store the vegetables in the refrigerator, ideally in the crisper, for two to four weeks. If you're looking for ways to use the greens, a trick is to lightly steam them to preserve their nutritional value. The leaves taste a lot like spinach. Wash them carefully before steaming to keep them intact. In general, be gentle when washing the whole vegetable prior to cooking as the skin should remain intact to retain the nutritional content.

How to Prevent and Remove Pesky Beetroot Stains

Because of its dark colour and juices, beetroot has the potential to stain the skin temporarily. A simple rub with lemon juice should remove this. Wrapping the root in foil when handling and storing also helps to prevent staining. If your chopping boards or containers become stained, try squeezing lemon juice on the board and wiping with a clean sponge. Add one tablespoon of vinegar when boiling the vegetable to minimise the odour and help preserve the vibrant colour. As it has a natural sodium content, the vegetable doesn't need any added salt when cooking.

How to: Beetroot - FAQs

How to store raw beetroot?

It's best not to wash beetroot before storing as this can encourage it to rot faster. Fresh beetroot is best stored with its green leaves intact. Ideally, these should show no signs of wilting. Complete with its leaves, it can be stored for up to four days in the fridge. With the leaves removed, the vegetable can be kept refrigerated for two to four weeks. Ideally, store it in the crisper of your refrigerator and check it periodically.

How to store cooked beetroot?

Cooked beetroot will keep for three to four days in the fridge.

Can you freeze beetroot?

The raw form of the vegetable doesn't freeze well but freezing the cooked form is possible and it will successfully keep its flavour and texture.

When is beetroot season?

In Australia, beetroot is typically in season during the cooler months, which is from autumn (March to May) through winter (June to August). However, the exact timing may vary slightly depending on the specific region and climate conditions. It's always a good idea to check with local farmers' markets to see if there’s more of the produce available.
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