I have always been a bit intimidated about cooking with beets. You always hear the horror stories about the beets staining everything. Well I decided to not be a wimp and give it a go since I love beets. The staining from the beets was not bad at all. I made sure to peel the beets over the sink with the water running. I also rinsed my cutting board as soon as I was done with it. My hands had a bit of red on them for a day or so, but it was not that big of a deal.
The combination of the beet flavor and spicy seasoning taste great. You can add more cayenne pepper if you want it a little more spicy.
When you buy your beets, make sure the greens are attached. A lot of people have these removed at the store or Farmer’s Market. These greens are really good for you! You can throw them in a salad, juice them, or saute them.
This salad takes a bit of time to put together, but I am pretty sure you will enjoy the finished product.