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Σάββατο, 13 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

GREEK RECIPES: BOILED BEETS WITH GARLIC AND POTATO SPREAD / VEGAN FOOD

Pantzaria Me Skordalia : (Boiled Beets with Garlic–Potato Spread


This traditional Greek recipe is absolutely delicious! Trust me, give it a try. You will love it! The spread made from garlic and mashed potatoes is outstanding and tastes great with these boiled beets.


If you are looking for a food that tastes great and has nutritional and health benefits, try this beetroot recipe! You will love it!
Easy to make it and taste delicious! Send you to heaven!
I boil fresh beets in salty water and eat them with a bit of olive oil, vinegar and garlic, accompanied by “skordalia” garlic mashed potato or breadcrumbs dip.

Skordalia (pronounced skor-thal-yah), an intensely flavoured Greek garlic spread.
Skordalia typically uses few days old breadcrumbs, potatoes, or nuts as the vehicle for carrying garlic to the palate.

Beets are an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in Mediterranean, North Africa, and Asia.
Beetroots, or simply beets, - Pantzaria in Greek - is low in fat, full of vitamins and minerals and packed with powerful antioxidants and it’s important to include this highly nutritious vegetable in your diet especially the greens, which are rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C but above all beetroot is super tasty

Number of botanists believes that the beet is truly native to the Mediterranean region, and this makes sense since the ancient Greeks used beets for food and as medicine.
In ancient Greece, beets were so highly valued that, according to myth, a beet was offered on a silver platter to Apollo at Delphi.
Ancient Greeks called the beet teutlion and used it for its leaves, both as a culinary herb and medicinally to heal wounds and treat fevers
The ancient Greeks grew beets for the medicinal uses of both the leaves and roots.
Anthenaeus,(ancient Greek author) writing in the third century AD, quotes Diphilus of Siphnos to the effect that the beet root was good in taste and a better food than the cabbage.
The usually deep-red roots of beetroot in Greece are eaten boiled, either as a hot cooked vegetable or cold in a salad.
Beetroots, or simply beets, - Pantzaria in Greek - is low in fat, full of vitamins and minerals and packed with powerful antioxidants and it’s important to include this highly nutritious vegetable in your diet especially the greens, which are rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C but above all beetroot is super tasty
Try this recipe a typical Greek simple boiled beetroot leaves and roods
Our Healthiest Way of cooking beets will help you prepare them in just minutes. 
Remove the skin. 

Cut medium beets into quarters.

Place the beets in a large saucepan, 
a little salt, 

and add water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Steam and serve as a great vegetable side dish or as a wonderful addition to your favourite salad.


Ingredients
5-6 medium size fresh beets


6-8 garlic cloves, smashed


3 tbsp. wine vinegar
4 medium size potatoes


Olive oil
Salt and black pepper


Prepare the Beets:


Cut the green part of the beets and wash them.
Boil beetroots and green parts for 1/2 hour and then remove outer skins from the beetroots.
Slice the beetroots in thin pieces.

Add oil, salt and vinegar and serve beetroots and green parts in a bowl.

Prepare the Skordalia spread:

Skin your potato and place it in a medium saucepan filled with generously-salted cold water. Bring to a boil and cook until fork-tender.

Remove to a strainer and set aside to let cool.

Clean and crush garlic in a mortar or using a fork.

Mix the boiled potatoes with the garlic.

Stir well the mixture with a mixer until a smooth paste is obtained.


Add olive oil and vinegar gradually while stirring the mixture.


ENJOY!

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  1. Pantzaria Me Skordalia : (Boiled Beets with Garlic–Potato Spread)

    This traditional Greek recipe is absolutely delicious! Trust me, give it a try. You will love it! The spread made from garlic and mashed potatoes is outstanding and tastes great with these boiled beets. VEGAN

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