Whether grilled or boiled, you can't really beat the beet for earthy flavor and preventive uses. A salad with sliced beets, arugula, tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper sounds just about right to me. Saute its leaves and stems with garlic and olive oil for a spinach-like taste. Beets contain a powerful nutrient called betaine that can be very helpful with a number of blood-related conditions, especially hypertension. Just don't be alarmed when your urine turns pink.