We've highlighted raw beet salads before, and this is another one to add to the list. All it requires is beets, lemon juice, and chile powder, but the combination of the three ingredients is quite satisfying and complex – earthy, sweet, tangy, and spicy.
For an extra bit of depth, add lemon zest. You may also use lime, which is a classic with chile powder, but we slightly prefer the flavor of lemon with beets. Finally, we can't praise our favorite Chimayó chile powder enough, but, of course, use whatever you have on hand.
Quick Beets with Chile and Lemon
4 small beets
Juice of 1 lemon
Peel the beets and thinly slice using a knife or mandoline.
Toss with lemon juice and a pinch of chile powder. Taste and add more chile powder if desired.
(Image: Emily Ho)