It worked! I managed to redo the recipe of a beetroot & horseradish spread I used to buy in Germany (Alnatura) and it tastes absolutely amazing. The color, the texture, the flavor.. It turned out just how I imagined it. Talking about the beetroot spread I had to realize not everyone is a huge fan of beetroot or horseradish. But for the rest of you: here it comes
A little preparation is necessary here. We’re using one cup full of sunflower seeds and we need to soak them over night. Therefore fill a normal coffee cup with sunflower seeds, pour them in a bigger bowl and cover with luke warm tap water. The next morning they’re ready. Here is a little preview of how I love enjoying the spread.
4 small cooked beets (or 2 big ones)
1 cup sunflower seeds soaked over night
3 tbsp horseradish
2 lemons, juiced
4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
optional (if you like a hint of sweetness):
1 tbsp maple syrup
- Rinse and drain the soaked sunflower seeds.
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Use a spoon to scrape the sides.
- Add more oil if you like it smoother.
- Use a spoon to place the spread into air-tight jars and place them into a hot water bath to seal them.
- Carefully take the jars out of the hot water after about 5 min, let cool completely and press the lid down. If it stays down the jar is sealed and placing the spread straight into the fridge will keep it fresh for up to a month!
- Remember, never use a “dirty” spoon or knife to scoop out the spread. That will make it go bad fast.
- Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber and essential minerals like potassium and manganese. Potassium is essential for a healthy nerve and muscle function. Manganese is good for your bones, liver, kidneys and pancreas. Beets also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.
- The betalin pigments in beets support a part of your body’s detoxification process, and helps to bind broken down toxins to other molecules so they can be excreted from your body, helping to purify your blood and liver.
- Betain, a nutrient found in beets, is known to help fight inflammation, protect internal organs, improve vascular risk factors, enhance performance, and likely help prevent numerous chronic diseases.
Let me know how you like the recipe, how you personalized it and as always send me photos 🙂 Seeing your creations always make me so happy!