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 24g 37%
  • Carbs 16g 5%
  • Saturated 17g 85%
  • Fiber 2g 9%
  • Sugars 14g
  • Monounsaturated 5g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 18g 36%
  • Cholesterol 101mg 34%
  • Sodium 1,131mg 47%
  • Calcium 578mg 58%
  • Magnesium 49mg 12%
  • Potassium 426mg 12%
  • Iron 2mg 9%
  • Zinc 4mg 25%
  • Phosphorus 426mg 61%
  • Vitamin A 144µg 16%
  • Vitamin C 4mg 7%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 14%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 59%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 28%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 130µg 32%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 32%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 3%
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