Baby Beets with Orange Blossom Water, Feta, and Mint

Baby Beets with Orange Blossom Water, Feta, and Mint
Will Budiaman

Don't like beets? I wasn't really a fan of them either until recently. Give these a shot — they might just change your mind. Colorful baby beets get all dressed up with orange blossom water, which gives them a pleasant floral aroma and flavor. Salty, slightly tangy Bulgarian feta contrasts with the sweetness of the beets, and the mint rounds out the flavors.

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Bring a medium-sized pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the beets, return to a boil, and cook, uncovered, until the beets are easily pierced with a fork, about 35 minutes. Remove from the heat, drain, and cover in ice water.

When cool, the skins should slip right off the beets. Dice the beets and toss with the orange blossom water. Crumble the feta over the top and garnish with the mint. Toss again just before serving. 


*Note: Orange blossom water comes in clear glass bottles and can be found in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean grocery stores, usually next to rose water and pomegranate molasses.


Calories per serving:

88 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 6g 9%
  • Carbs 4g 1%
  • Saturated 4g 21%
  • Fiber 1g 2%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 1g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 5g 9%
  • Cholesterol 25mg 8%
  • Sodium 283mg 12%
  • Calcium 145mg 14%
  • Magnesium 12mg 3%
  • Potassium 107mg 3%
  • Iron 0mg 2%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 107mg 15%
  • Vitamin A 36µg 4%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 2%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 3%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 15%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 7%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 32µg 8%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 8%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin K 1µg 1%
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