At the CSA, what’s available is written on a dry erase board when we first arrive at the entrance.  This tells us what’s available along with how much of a given thing we can take.

Occasionally, as we pick produce, we will be offered items that weren’t on the board.  This becomes slightly like receiving a gift, an extra delicious gift.  Last Thursday, as I was picking lettuce, I was told that there were beets that needed to be thinned out and that we could take the largest ones in the cluster.

I know this sounds silly but these beets made my Thursday. They were a surprise gift.  Only this year have I really started to fall in love with beets. Sure I’d made beet chips and beet cake before but I’m learning to appreciate beets for their lovely, earthy flavor.  The beets I received before the csa season officially started were more of a tease.  I wanted more.

So, when I was told I could pick beets, I could feel my face light up (yes, I know, all for beets.)

Have I mentioned how much I love beets?

These pitas are really easy to throw together and you don’t have to turn your oven on.  The hummus can really be any flavor you want but I prefer a roasted garlic.  I also think these grilled beets would be lovely smushed in to my hummus and grilled cheese sandwich.  

 

 

Grilled Beet and Hummus Stuffed Pita
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 4-5 large golden beets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup hummus
  • 2 pita, with pockets
Instructions
  1. Light/warm up grill.
  2. Wash beets well and carefully slice beets into a ¼" thickness. Toss with olive oil and salt. Lay beets out on grill and let cook on each side for 3-5 minutes (depending on the heat of your grill, I check them often.)
  3. To assemble pita, slice in half and smear 1-2 tablespoons of hummus in each pita pocket. Layer lettuce and grilled beets inside.
Notes
*if you don't like the full on taste of beets, you can also toss the beets with a few herbs (thyme would be lovely). *This would also work well as an extra addition to my hummus grilled cheese sandwich!

 

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