Beets: How to roast them?


baked-beets-pA basic way to prepare beets is to roast them. Roasting beets will bring out their natural sweetness. Beets are a beautiful purple colour with a hearty, earthy taste. You can serve them as a side along with your meal or toss warm or cold atop your favourite salad.

Ingredients

Beets, 2 litre basket (as sold at Dentz Farm)

2 Tbsp cooking oil (eg. grapeseed, coconut)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Method

  1. peeling-beets-pPreheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Scrub beets to ensure all dirt has been removed.
  3. Using a paring knife, remove tops and roots. Also remove the darker, tougher skin around the “shoulder” of the beet (shown in photo).
  4. Cut beet lengthwise into quarters. Similar sized pieces will aid in cooking at the same rate. Larger beets may need to be cut into more than four pieces.
  5. Lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish with preferred cooking oil.
  6. Place beets into greased dish and drizzle with a few tablespoons cooking oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Roast at 375F in middle rack of oven for about 45 minutes or until you can pierce through with a fork.
  8. Serve hot as a side to your meal or serve warm or cold on top of your favourite salad.

Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 or 4 days.

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