How to Peel and Juice a Beet

Chefs in Food Network Kitchens show Food Network Magazine how to peel and juice beets. Photographs by Kang Kim
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Photo By: Kang Kim

Photo By: Kang Kim

Photo By: Kang Kim

Handling beets is a messy job: Cover your work surface with wax paper or plastic wrap before you begin. Wear disposable gloves, or rub stains off your skin with a halved lemon.

For raw beets: Use a peeler just as you would on a potato.

For cooked beets: Rub off the skin with a paper towel or with your fingers under running water.

To juice a beet: Finely grate one bunch beets (no need to peel) on a surface lined with cheesecloth on top of wax paper. The more finely grated, the more juice you will get.

Gather the grated beets in the cheesecloth, tightly twist the top closed and squeeze the juice into a large liquid measuring cup.

Transfer the beet juice to a container and refrigerate up to 3 days. It's intense, so blend with fruit and/or vegetable juice, like carrot and orange.