Sweet and sour and spicy beet pasta
This is a beautiful dish with golden beets, which are more mild, but could easily be done with red beets. With red beets I think I would use apple cider vinegar instead of lime juice, and perhaps green cabbage instead of spinach.
4 Medium golden beets (beetroots)
1 Portobello mushroom or a handful of brown mushrooms
1 cup Spinach (about 10 large leaves)
1 tablespoon Ginger root (about one inch)
2 Large cloves garlic or 3 medium
½ cup Olive oil
1 Medium lime or 2 small limes, to taste
1 tablespoon Agave syrup
1 dash Red pepper flakes, or to taste
“Pasta-cize” the beets in your favorite spiral slicer, thinly slice mushrooms, dice tomato (remove seeds and jelly). Chiffonade the spinach (stack the leaves, roll lengthwise, and cut into thin strips). Toss together in bowl.
I use the blender to whirl together the ginger, garlic, oil, lime juice, agave, and red pepper, but it can be mixed by hand if the ginger and garlic is finely diced.
Coat everything in the sauce and let stand for 20-30 minutes.