Estonian superfoods - beetroot

Source: Visit Estonia

Estonian superfoods - beetroot

Recipes by:

Kaspar KarjusEstonian chef

'Tis the season of hearty vegetables and beet is a welcomed staple of the Estonian diet. Cook it fresh or stick it in the jar to be enjoyed in the winter season, this versatile vegetable is packed with nutrients, known to boost immune health and metabolism. It makes for a sweet hearty main, dessert or a refreshing drink. Try out these innovative recipes at home and if you grow to like it, make sure to visit one of Estonia's top restaurants while visiting. 

Forbidden fruit with beetroot in spruce dust

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion
  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 carrot
  • 50 ml white wine vinegar
  • 50 g Estonian cheese
  • 1 table spoons of honey
  • 2 big apples
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • spruce needle dust
  • roasted hazelnuts

Herb oil

  • olive oil
  • fresh parsley
  • Garlic
  • Salt

Preparation:

Heat vinegar and honey by adding a little bit of oil. Add onions and cook until softened. Add grated carrot and beet, keep on medium heat for 2 minutes and leave to cool. Add grated cheese to the mix, add salt and pepper.
Place the herb oil ingredients and half of the oil into a blender and mix well. Remove apple cores, add herb oil and fill with the beetroot mix. Place apples in a 200 degree oven for 10 minutes.
Serve warm.

Frozen beet

Ingredients:

  • 100 g honey
  • 150 g blackcurrants
  • 50 g sea buckthorn berries
  • 150 g beet
  • 150 g water
  • 1 egg white
  • roasted raw buckwheat

Preparation:

In a pot, mix water and honey, and heat for 5 minutes. Puree the berries and beet and add to the syrup. Put the mix through a sieve and place in the freezer to cool down. When the liquid is starting to freeze, add the egg white. Whip until you see white foam forming. Place the mix in a freezer for 12 hours. Serve with frozen berries and raw buckwheat.

Sunset on top of a spruce tree

Ingredients:

  • 100 g beetroot
  • 100 ml water
  • 130 g blackcurrants
  • 3 tea spoons of honey
  • 1 tea spoons of spruce needle powder
  • Sparkling spring water

Preparation:

Dice the beetroot and puree all ingredients in a blender, add a bit of water. Put the mix through a cloth and a sieve.
Add sparkling water and serve.

Last updated : 23.04.2019

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