Golden Beets Stir-Fry

This is a delicious, healthy, low-calorie vegetarian dish with a wide assortment of veggies. I sprinkled Romano cheese on top  but it isn’t necessary if you are trying to eliminate cheese from your diet. You can use different veggies if you prefer, but I recommend trying golden beets this way sometime.

I saw golden beets at Sprouts today and wanted to try them. One thing I liked about them is that they don’t bleed all over the other veggies like red beets do. Their taste is not quite as strong as red beets either. They are really healthy and delicious. I think you will really like this dish even though it is not a combination you are probably familiar with. Very healthy, gluten-free, vegetarian main dish or side dish or vegan if you use a cheese substitute on top or eliminate the cheese altogether.

I think this dish would taste wonderful with asparagus, mushrooms, and even artichokes.

Golden Beets Stir-Fry-Recipe Pix 4

 

Here’s what it looks like in my sauteuse. Those large beige colored pieces are sliced golden beets.

Here’s what it looks like with Romano cheese sprinkled on top.

 

 

Here’s what I did.

This is what a golden beet looks like. You peel it just like a carrot or potato.

Here’s what the beet looks like peeled and sliced.

Place a few tablespoonfuls of olive oil in a large skillet. Add golden beets and sauté for a few minutes. Add 1 leek, green top removed, and sliced.

I added half of a bell pepper cut in strips. Normally, I would have used a red, orange, or yellow pepper for more color and flavor, but I was trying to use this one up.

I added one carrot I cut diagonally.

I added about half of a head of broccoli florets.

I added 1 zucchini, sliced diagonally.

I added a couple of handfuls of whole green beans.

I added a heaping tablespoon of minced garlic from a jar, 1/2 tsp. each of salt and pepper, 1 tbsp. parsley, 1 tsp. basil, and 1/2 tsp. tumeric.

Here’s a view of the finished product with Romano cheese sprinkled on top. Delicious!

Here’s the recipe.

GOLDEN BEETS STIR FRY

My own concoction)

 

1 large golden beet, peeled and sliced

1 leek, green top removed, sliced

1/2 bell pepper, cut in strips (red, orange or yellow preferred)

1 carrot, sliced diagonally

1/2 head broccoli florets

1 zucchini, sliced diagonally

1 cup whole green beans

1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic from a jar

1 tbsp. parsley

1 tsp. basil

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/4 tsp. tumeric (next time I will use more)

Romano cheese, used for garnish on top

2-3 tbsp. olive oil

 

Place olive oil in a large frying pan and heat. Add sliced golden beet slices and sauté a few minutes. Add sliced leek, bell pepper, carrot slices, broccoli florets, zucchini slices, green beans, garlic and seasonings. Sauté 10-15 minutes over low-medium heat until vegetables are cooked through. To serve, place a serving on a plate and sprinkle with Romano cheese as desired.  4 servings.

 

NOTE:  Consider trying this with asparagus, mushrooms, artichokes, and/or water chestnuts for different flavors.

Picture without cheese.

Here it is with cheese. This really turned out quite tasty. It’s a great way to make something you probably have never tried before!

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7 Responses to “Golden Beets Stir-Fry”

  1. Cathy
    August 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    I liked this. A good way to eat healthy vegetables that I don’t necessarily like very much. Stir fry kind of blends the flavors together & tones down the tastes that I am not as fond of.

    • August 6, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

      Great! You can try this with almost any kind of veggie, and if you prefer you can cut the beets into smaller julienne-size pieces so they won’t overwhelm the dish, also.

      I’m going to try another recipe for the beets later this week. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

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