I first discovered the wonderful taste of beet powder when my friend Ashley sprinkled it on popcorn to feed hungry mouths during our annual 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. I encourage you to give it a try
Red Beet Powder
12 fresh red beets
1/8 C. sea salt
2 Tbsp cracked black pepper
1. Scrub beets clean. Cut the greens off your beets and put them aside to use in another dish.
2. Peel the beets.
3. Grate or thinly slice the beets.
4. Place thin layers of grated/chopped beets in a food dehydrator. Dehydrate @ 145 degrees 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.