These are yummy little, Raw Feta Beet Bites with Mint! Unlike most beet appetizers, these beets are not dry. This recipe uses marinated beets, therefore they are moist and add a burst of extra flavor.
I played with garnish because I wanted something different. As a result, I added mint, instead of basil, and crispy pumpkin seeds. It's a surprise hit of flavors and I love this incredible taste! It was a big hit in our household --they went fast! Your family, friends or guests will not believe how well the flavors blend, and may develop a new love for beets.
The Pumpkin Seeds
To keep this recipe completely raw. Dehydrate your pumpkin seeds instead of crisping in the oven. Soak them (4 - 6 hours to sprout) and then toast them in the dehydrator at low heat until they have a toasty flavor (approx. 3-4 hours).
To garnish with pumpkin seeds, try the Crispy Toasty Pumpkin Seeds Recipe and try the RAW VERSION (to keep it raw), at the bottom of the post. Then enjoy the completely raw feta beet bites with mint treats!
Raw Feta Beet Bites with Mint
- Drain extra liquid from sliced marinated beets. Put each slice on a large platter. Top with a heaping tablespoon of feta cheese. Add freshly washed and dried mint leaf.
- Sprinkle crispy pumpkin seeds over raw bites and platter. Serve and enjoy.
More About Raw Foods and Beets
Raw recipes like this one are power-packed with nutrition. Using bright colors and different textures makes it more tempting for people to try. Be advised that people on a typical processed food diet will not automatically love beets unless they already do. That's okay. When introducing raw recipes to others, try to pick similar type recipes that include foods they enjoy. For someone that loves beets, this is a great recipe to introduce raw beets in recipes.
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