Open Arms of Minnesota

Weekly Recipe #75: Curried Beets and Carrots with Coconut Milk

By Jeanne Foels, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

This week’s recipe features one of the sweetest of all vegetables: the beet. In addition to being rich in natural sweetness, these deeply colored orbs are full of heart-healthy fiber, iron, potassium and folic acid. Plus, the pigment that gives them their color, betacyanin, is a powerful antioxidant. The pigment also has been used as a natural hair dye for centuries.

This recipe pairs roasted beets with chopped veggies and Indian spices for a healthy summer dish with lots of flavor.

Note: To roast the beets, trim off the top and bottom root and rub with oil. Wrap each beet in aluminum foil and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until tender (about 45 minutes), when a fork pierces them easily. Let the bundles cool, unwrap them and slide the skins off.


Curried Beets and Carrots with Coconut Milk
Adapted from Edible Twin Cities
(Makes about 3 servings)

1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or minced
2 tbsp. curry paste
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup roasted red pepper, chopped
4 carrots, julienned
4-6 roasted beets, julienned (approximately 2 cups)
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup basil, chopped
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped

1. Saute onion in olive oil. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, without letting it brown.
2. Add curry paste and peppers and saute for several more minutes.
3. Add beets and carrots and saute until carrots are crisply tender.
4. Add coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Garnish with basil and peanuts. Serve on rice or with naan.

More from Open Arms

Open Arms Receives Regional Philanthropy Award

Open Arms named a Regional Philanthropy Award recipient at the 2022 Fundraise North Conference by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Minnesota Chapter Open Arms was one of the recipients of a Regional Philanthropy Award on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the 2022 Fundraise North Conference

Read More »

YESvember 2022 Central

Here’s everything you need to know about Yesvember 2022 at Open Arms! November is a magical month for Open Arms of Minnesota. Since 2015, Open Arms has turned NOvember into YESvember for all our clients across Minnesota. We are not only preparing and delivering

Read More »

Open Arms Mask Policy Update (8/30/22)

Masks Welcomed But Not Required at Open Arms Facilities as of 8/30/2022 As of Tuesday, August 30, masks will be highly encouraged, but optional, in both Open Arms buildings for everyone who is considered fully vaccinated – staff and volunteers. Open Arms has responded

Read More »