Recipe: Beets by Foodbox

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After a couple of weeks of enjoying the VU FoodBox, I somehow always ended up the one vegetable that I couldn’t figure out what to do with… beets! I had never cooked with or used these round, red, root vegetables before, so, as a professional procrastinator, I let them sit undisturbed at the bottom of the fridge until the very last minute.

Even though the Green Office had a lovely post on Instagram about beets on valentines day, honestly my heart just didn’t skip a beet. So, in an attempt to let my beets reach their full potential, I turned to the modern oracle: Google. What I found was a beet burger and, from the photos on the blog post, it looked delicious! When searching at the ingredients list, I noticed that most fresh ingredients were in my box as well: carrots, onions, courgette, spring onions.

Let get started!

Here is the link to the full recipe from BBC.

So 20 minutes in and I had chopped everything and ended up with a nice bowl of vegetables:


Ingredients in the bowl:

  • 3 beetroots, grated;
  • 2 potatoes, grated;
  • 1 onion finely chopped;
  • 1 courgette, grated;
  • 2 spring onions;
  • 1 egg;
  • 3 tbsp olive oil;
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped.

15 minutes later and I was the proud creator of my first homemade veggie burger. Add some lettuce, tomato, and pickles and you will end up with a proper burger!

Tip: put mustard on the inside of the burger buns and fry them shortly in a frying pan. That adds a huge amount of taste to your buns.

In 30 minutes I made myself a delicious beets burger using the ingredients of the VU FoodBox!

As part of our FoodHub initiative, we’re introducing a weekly recipe. These recipes will be based on some of the tasty fruit and vegetables found in the food box to help you to make the most out of it!

Each week on Tuesday, during the pick up time, we will show a new recipe on our whiteboard in the Green Office. We hope these recipes will inspire you to create something new using your food box! We will also publish these recipes on our website in the recipe section under Foodhub.

So please share all those delicious pictures with us on Instagram (tag us @GreenOfficeVU or use the hashtag #VUFoodBox) and help us create a virtual recipe box for our VU FoodBox!