Oregano Beets: Herbs on the Menu

Hmmm, what’s on the menu tonight?

I start by looking for what’s abundant. We have a CRAZY amount of oregano right now!

If you don’t have a garden, go to the grocery store and look for the freshest herbs they have. We have a CSA, a Community-Supported Agriculture farm that has a lot of herbs, and right now, the oregano is just amazing. So, it is time to pull out an oregano recipe.

With my pile of fresh oregano, I’m going to make a super delicious herbal side dish. If you like beets, you’re going to love this recipe. It’s an herbal recipe that you can make the day before you need it so that it’s ready in advance or you can make it an hour before serving.

This is one of my favorite dishes to bring to potlucks. Oregano helps prevent the bacteria that can cause food poisoning, so it is one of the defenses I use when there is lots of different kinds of food prepared by a lot of different people. Oregano is antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal. Oregano is also a great cold and flu prevention herb.

Beets are full of iron and good for the liver.

We’ve lost a lot of our herbal traditions, but people still know that garlic is great for the heart and prevents colds.

Ideally, I like to make this recipe a day in advance and really let the beets marinade in the dressing, but it’s not necessary.

Make sure to let the beets cool before adding the fresh oregano.

These beets are delicious in salad, added to rice, mixed in with other veggies or served as a side dish.

Mmmmmm, can you smell the oregano?

 

Oregano Beets
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Ingredients
  1. 4 cups bite-sized beets
  2. 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  3. ¼ to ½ cup water
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Chop beets, sprinkle with salt and dried oregano
  2. Add water and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes
  3. Remove beets from the oven and put into a bowl
  4. Add
  5. ½ cup olive oil
  6. 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  7. 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  8. 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  9. 3 cloves minced garlic
  10. Dash of salt
  11. Stir dressing into beets and let sit for at least one hour
  12. Make sure beets are cool and then garnish with fresh minced oregano
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I believe every family needs to have someone on board with a working knowledge of natural remedies if you want to take care of your family’s health for real.

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