How to boil your own beets: First, cut away the tops and 1″ of the stem. Wash the beets but do not peel them. Place in a pot with boiling water cook for 1½ to 2 hours. The skins slip off easily when done.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 4 cups
- 1 package of peeled and steamed ready-to-eat baby beets
- 1 can mandarin oranges
- 1 fresh apple, cut into slices
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon orange peel zest
Cut beets into small slices.
In a large mixing bowl, combine beets with mandarin oranges and apple slices.
In a small bowl, combine oil, orange juice, lemon juice, and orange zest.
Toss dressing over fruit and chill. Serve.
Beets Not Your Child's Favorite Food?
It can take a while for your child to develop a taste for beets. Beets have one of the highest natural sugar content of any vegetable so they are great for roasting. Try roasting beets to bring out a sweeter flavor that might tempt your child. You can also try canned beets.