I just love sweet beets! My mother used to toss them with diced onions in a simple Italian vinaigrette when I was growing up. She knew how much I loved beets prepared that way so much, that after I left home as an adult, she would always have a large bowl waiting for me when I would come home to visit. That recipe was posted back on June 29, ’09.
Beets were on my mind again lately, and so while I was at Whole Foods fresh produce department this week, my eyes honed in on the largest beets that I ever seen in my life! Just look below at the photo where I show the difference between one huge beet from Whole Foods on the right, compared to the beet in the center that I purchased from Wal-Mart today, and a jumbo cage-free egg on the left. I normally would not have bought beets from W-M, but I wanted to show just how large these beets are! I only bought three of them and they made a salad that will last all week long!