Beetroots (Beta Vulgaris) in Greek Pantzaria or Kokkinogoulia, also known as zacharoteutla, are known in Greece since antiquity as a valuable and nutricious vegetable. Wild Sea Beets (Beta Maritima), being native to the shores of the Mediterranean region, has been used as a vegetable for over 2000 years. There are mentions even by…
One of my favourite salads I love pairing with fish, is my mom’s beet salad with roasted beetroots, boiled potatoes and eggs, tomato and cucumber served with a simple vinaigrette.
My mom would make Pantzaria xydata (beet preserved in vinegar), when they were in season and I have carried on the tradition with my family. They are amazing as a side dish, an appetizer, in salads and make the best combination with cheeses or yoghurt, not to mention that they can be used to garnish your dishes.