By now you have likely tried zucchini noodles but there are many other options including sweet potato, carrots, and beets. I admit I was skeptical at first because golden beets are not my favorite, but I have a weakness for any veggie spiraled or noodled and had to try them. I was beyond impressed with their cooked texture and how well they absorbed the ingredients flavors. Golden beets are packed with nutrients including potassium, fiber, and iron as well as rich in lycopene and flavonoids. Along with being a powerhouse in the nutrient category beet spirals are a gluten free, diary free, and low calorie alternative to traditional pasta.
Serving Size: 2
Total cook time: 10 minutes
1 -10.7 ounce Box Golden beet spirals or hand prepared spiraled golden beets
3 tbsp. olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tbsp. dried basil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt
Pinch of black pepper
In a large skillet heat 2 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped garlic and cook for several minutes until fragrant. Add beet spirals toss in olive oil to coat all spirals. Add basil, salt, and pepper and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in Parmesan cheese. Serves wonderful immediately, but also reheats well for flavorful leftovers.
*Tip: For an entree or pasta dish split into 2 servings. For a side the recipe can be split into 4 servings*