Just look at that beautiful red! To die for! I washed them up and trimmed off the greens, which I'll be serving for dinner soon. Can I just say that I LOVE beets and turnips for this very reason! You can eat the leaves AND the roots. Super. Food. Awesome.
I popped them into a pot of boiling water for about 30 min. (40 for some of the bigger ones). Then as I rinsed them in cold water, the skins just came right off and I was left with beautiful burgundy beets! So I let 'em cool off so I could slice 'em and then EAT 'em!
And oh HELL YEAH, they were awesome! I have been nibbling on them periodically or serving them on every salad I eat! They have a nice bite and the texture puts those icky canned ones to shame! Now I'm on the lookout for the perfect beet salad!