Beets Hors d’oeuvres

A Simple Snack

Beets. They are a wonderful, but often underused vegetable these days.
Greek Yogurt. Also great.
Mint. Who couldn’t like mint?

Preparation time: About an hour for the beets to cook.  But only about 10 minutes of your own time. I think you can afford 10 minutes of your time.

Servings: 2-4 people.

Cost breakdown:

Beets: $ 2.50, Greek Yogurt: $ 4.00, Mint: $ 2.50

(this looks like a lot. But remember: I did not use all of this food. We will make stuff with the remaining ingredients soon)

  • I used all of the Beets.
  • I used 2 ounces of a 32 ounce container of Greek Yogurt, so total food cost for this dish: 0.25 cents. 
  • Finally, I used about 1/2 ounce of a 5 ounce package of fresh mint, so total food cost for this dish would be 0.25 cents.
  • Total food cost for dish: $3.00; about $0.75 to $1.50 per person depending on if you are serving two to 4 people.



You’ll need:

  • 3 Beets 
  • 2 ounces of Greek Yogurt 
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh mint 
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Step 1:

-Cut the stems of the beets. Don’t throw them away! Keep them. We will use them for a future recipe.


Step 2:

-Place beets in enough water in a pot that they are covered about 3/4 of the way. In my case it was three cups. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and a teaspoon of salt and turn that baby on high!

Step 3:

-After about an hour on high. Take out of pot and let them cool for five minutes.


Step 4:

-Rub off the skin with a towel. This seems to be the best method.


Step 5:

-Slice beets in to thin strips and place half of them on a plate.


Step 6:

-Add some greek yogurt to the tops of the slices.


Step 7:

-Make yourself a little greek yogurt sandwich.

-Put the remaining greek yogurt on top and sprinkle on your diced mint.




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