Here's the reason for my perseverance. One: they are pretty when prepared. Two: I could use more purple in my diet even though I eat blueberries around 4-5 times a week. Three: If the beets win then the earth will fall off its axis.
I. will. win.
I found a recipe for Candy-Striped Beet and Carrot Slaw. Follow the link for the recipe.
Only, I substituted lemon and lime juice instead of the orange because they are out of season and therefore look terrible in the grocery store. Also, I forgot the dill. Ok so this isn't starting out great. BUT! I did practice my knife skills while julienning carrots and beets - score!
Here are the results
The verdict: blech. No dice. It wasn't terrible but I would characterize this salad as edible. We can do better!
Additionally, Joel said he liked it but it sort of tasted like dirt. SEE! Beets taste like dirt!
I will prevail!