Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Homemade Golden Beet Powder: Recipe

I discovered the wonderful taste of beet powder the other day! Ashley sprinkled it on popcorn to feed hungry mouths during our community cider squeeze. It turned the popcorn into a healthy, festive, bold red snack. It was immediately devoured and, of course, I decided to try making it myself.

I tried browsing the Web for a simple recipe for beet powder, but everything I found was too complicated. Each recipe involved steaming the beets, peeling off the skin, and so forth. I wondered, why not make raw beet powder instead? So, I did, and it's to die for (if I might say so myself).

Homemade Golden Beet Powder


Ingredients:
12 fresh (or bulk) golden beets (red beets are good, too)
1/8 C. sea salt
2 Tbsp cracked black pepper

Directions:
1. Scrub beets clean. Cut the greens off your beets and put them aside to use in another dish.


2. Peel beets. Aren't they gorgeous?


3. Toss the beets in a food processor to grate, or you can hand grate if you prefer.


4. Place thin layers of grated beets in a food dehydrator. Dehydrate until crisp, approximately 2 hours.


5. In a coffee grinder, grind beet shreds until you have a fine powder.


6. Stir in salt and pepper. Transfer to a glass jar to keep up to one year. Sprinkle on top of salads, popcorn, fish, and more.


As always...enjoy! Your comments are welcome!

6 comments:

  1. I have never heard of beet powder but I do have some beets sitting around that I never got around to making. Does it impart a taste or is it mostly an extra kick of nutrition? I'm very curious about trying this. As always, I love your site :D

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    1. Hi Aubrey. Thank you for your nice comment! The beet powder definitely gives your dish a savory flavor, in addition to its nutritious benefits. Red beet powder looks so festive sprinkled on food!

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  2. this look gorgeous and yummy too I never heard of beet powder before... I will have to try out this recipe some time. Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. I hadn't heard of it before either. It's scrumptious! Enjoy!

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  3. This is inspirational. It could be used to give colour to baked goods where at the moment I am using turmeric which adds a distinct flavour. Beetroot has a naturally sweet flavour so should go well with baked items. Thankyou for sharing this excellent recipe :)

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