Roasted Beets


Roasting any vegetable causing a caramelization process that bring out their sweetness. When I can buy small beets at a good price I love to buy a bunch, roast them and then keep them in my refrigerator to use as a delicious side dish. I used a mix of golden and red beets in this recipe which is particularly pretty, but all red beets would work just fine.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 2011

Roasted Beets

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Roasting beets brings out the natural sugars creating a delicious side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Small Mixed Color Beets
  • 4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Mint (or Parsley)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash and dry the beets, and cut off the tops.
  3. Place the beets on a large sheet of aluminum foil, and close it up to create a package.
  4. Place on a baking sheet, and bake until fork tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  6. Peel the beets, and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  7. Place the beets in a serving dish and drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with a little sea salt and cracked black pepper.
  8. Toss to coat then sprinkle with the chopped fresh mint.
  9. Serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 234mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 9g Protein: 2g