Baby Beets with Orange Blossom Water, Feta, and Mint

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

Baby Beets with Orange Blossom Water, Feta, and Mint

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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4
Servings
137
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*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.

Ingredients

  • Salt, to taste
  • 7 mixed baby red and golden beets
  • 1 Tablespoon orange blossom water*
  • 1/4 Pound feta, preferably Bulgarian
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped mint, for garnish

Directions

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. 

Beet Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Beet Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook different types separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
10%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Protein
6g
13%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
38µg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.8%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.1mg
0.5%
Vitamin K
0.8µg
1%
Calcium
163mg
16%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
165µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
165µg
41%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
38mg
10%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
3.8%
Phosphorus
153mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
0.3g
N/A
Potassium
484mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.5%
Sodium
408mg
17%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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