Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Beets + Greens Dilla (sounds weird but tastes amaze FOR REAL)


Ok first of all let me get this off my chest: there are a lot of confessions wrapped in this quesadilla.

  1. I may or may not have played accomplice after my friend's wedding, egging her on to open a wedding gift when her husband wasn't there and to tell him we didn't realize it was a wedding gift
  2. It may or may not have been a really really sweet book from his sister, that included all of their family's favorite recipes (yes we were feeling super guilty at this point)
  3. I may or may not have taken a picture of a recipe to try
  4. This is that recipe with some of my own little touches
  5. I don't think the married couple has even tried it.
  6. At first I couldn't stop laughing at the name "beet quesadilla" because I picture a quesadilla full of these guys:

Servings: 4 quesadillas
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:
  • 2 medium sized beets, unpeeled and sliced thin
  • Beet stems (I cut off below the leaf and chopped it up)
  • 1/2 can black beans, drained
  • 1.5 Cup of greens (I removed beet greens from the stems and used kale removed from the stems), sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • Goat Cheese (to taste)
  • Tortillas (I always eat Ezekiel)
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
Heat coconut oil in a frying pan. Add the onions, beets and stems over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Next add the garlic, beans, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley and greens and mix well over the medium heat for about 5-7  minutes (still stirring constantly). 

Heap the mixture onto the quesadillas and add goat cheese to taste. I can't even believe how much I liked these! Harrison thinks he hates beets (surprise!) but even liked this!

Ok so I am newly really into beets so  question: What are other good ways to eat beets?




19 comments:

  1. Im not the biggest fan of beets but still looks yummy!!!

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  2. YUM. that looks like what we call beetroot, yum yum yum!

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  3. Never tried a beet...may have to add it to my list of things to try!!

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  4. I am still trying to learn to love beets. Eck! I do want to try this recipe though and see if this helps encourage my love for them!

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  5. I just saw a japanese pickled beet recipe online.

    Something like rice vinegar, shopped beets, and minced plums.. Thrown into a jar and sealed?

    Look it up.. I'm sure I'm close.. But, it sounded super tasty!

    As does this..
    I may have to try this too!

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    1. CHOPPED beets, not shopped... *smacks forehead*

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  7. I like roasted beets! I also had a beet salad where they poached the beets and made a dressing of orange juice and balsamic vinegar. Super tasty, especially with goat cheese :)

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  8. Ooooooooooh Eeeeeeeeeee oooooooooh!!! KILLER TOFU!!!!!!!

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  9. This looks yummy...but I am going to be honest....I am a little scared of beets. Always have been and I don't know why?!?!

    OMG DOUG!!!!!

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  10. Looks awesome and love that you used goat cheese! I've also shied away from cooking with beets but I love the creativity behind this recipe! Thank you also for linking up!

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  11. Ahhhh I miss watching Doug! This looks amazing and something I'd definitely like to try. Thanks for linking up :)

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  12. I never would have thought to put beets in a quesadilla! Brilliant! By "goat cheese to taste" does that mean I'm good to slather it on? Cause I plan on doing just that. I'm a goat cheese fiend. Doug reminds me of being a kid and Saturday morning cartoons....good memories :)

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  13. You're right, this sounds crazy weird... But I can't knock it until I try it. I'm not a huge fan of beets, but my husband makes them with balsamic vinegar, bacon, onions and sugar, and they're really quite good.
    As for your confessions- At least something awesome came from it!! ;)
    Thanks for linking up with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!!

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  14. I love beets in salad (especially really dark, leafy greens) with goat cheese and feta. I've also used them in smoothies and red velvet-inspired recipes for coloring.

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