Beet Puree

Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 01:40 Written by Flax Thursday, 8 July 2010 10:53

The spicy version of this dish below is a great alternative to horseradish (chraine) and can be used as a condiment to accompany fish or meat dishes.  It is also a beautiful side dish all on its own.  Beets are extremely sweet and offer a wonderful alternative to cane sugar while also reducing sugar cravings.  A few spoonfuls of beet juice added to some frosting will achieve a gorgeous pink color, which needless to say, makes for a much healthier alternative to artificial food coloring.

Beets are extremely high in iron and they help to purify and produce blood.  Beets, along with spinach, are considered to be a slippery foods, helpful to anyone who suffers from constipation.  Another benefit to eating beets is that, along with carrots, they help with hormone regulation, specifically during menopause.


  • 4 medium-sized beets
  • 1 parsnip
  • olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • Atlantic grey sea salt

Wash the beets and the parsnip and place them in a sealed oven proof dish. Bake at 180 c (350 f) for 1 hour. Allow them to slightly cool and then peel. Use a food processor to puree all the ingredients until smooth

Serve as a condiment alongside meat, fish, or cornbread.

Sima Herzfeld Navon is a Nutritional counselor and teaches Healthy Cooking Classes.

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