Recipe: Quick Beets with Chile and Lemon
Although we have turned our attention towards more quintessentially summer flavors, we still have beets galore at the farmers’ market and are always pleased to discover new ways to eat them. Here’s a vibrant, crunchy, no-oven-required and ridiculously quick preparation we picked up from one of our beet sellers.
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.
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)