How to Roast Beets


I love beets.  They’re delicious, healthy and a “grounding” root vegetable.  I usually steam them, which is simple –other than the times that I run out of water for steaming and burn the pan.  Usually I save them in the nick of time though.

Alternatively, roasting beets, is just as easy and delicious.  Roasting adds a rich flavor to foods and also “warms” them, according to Asian medicine, making roasted veggies an idea dish for winter. Yesterday in the late afternoon, I roasted beets.  My family and I enjoyed them as part of our dinner and they were gone in no time.  Here’s how you can make your own:

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  • 3-4 medium beets
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Wash beets, scrubbing well to remove any dirt
  2. Cut beets into 4 to 6 wedges
  3. Place beets and water in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish (that has a lid)
  4. Cover and cook at 375°F for one hour, until almost fork tender
  5. Serve

I’m eating a salad of roasted beets (the ones in the photo above) over a bed of greens with balsamic and olive oil (and a sprinkle of celtic sea salt as I write this).

And finally, Colorado’s own magazine, 5280, recently featured Elana’s Pantry and The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook in their March issue.  You can view the feature called “In My Kitchen” here. Happy day!

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16 responses to “How to Roast Beets”

  1. I had never tried beets and for some reason thought I wouldn’t like them. The picture you posted looked so appetizing that I decided to try them. Turns out they are delicious and I’m amazed that they don’t require any seasoning! That’s for introducing me to simple new things!

  2. I am glad your book is getting noticed. I bought it last week and can’t wait to try more of your recipes. A BIG THANKS!

  3. LOVE roasted beets. So simple. It’s been a while since I’ve had any – I think I need to remedy that before the winter is over!

  4. I especially enjoyed the *photos* in the article that featured you.
    It seems you not only eat well, you also live well with your surroundings.
    Of course I ran out to buy some beets today!

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