I love experimenting with the various veggies I grow in my garden, especially when I have a huge bounty. Sometimes, those experiments take me beyond the “practical, regular everyday” home cooking practices that most people might want to try at home. Making beet root powder, I suspect, is one of those things!
My husband, children and close friends thought I had definitely gone off the deep end. But, 1 tsp of beet root powder has the equivalent nutrition of one whole beet! That’s pretty powerful. And so, despite or maybe in spite of their laughter, I’ve been using my beet powder in all sorts of recipes -soups, stews, cakes, apple sauce, yogurt, smoothies – you name it, I’ve tried it!
How much powder I use depends on the recipe and how much I want the color and flavor to influence the end result.
Sadly, I’ve run out of beet powder – but if there’s another great beet harvest, you’ll know what I’ll be doing!