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:
How to Roast Beets
- 3 beets (2lbs)
- ¼ cup water
- Wash beets, scrubbing well to remove any dirt
- Cut beets into wedges, then half
- Place beets and water in a baking dish with lid
- Cover and cook at 375°F for one hour, until fork tender
- Garnish as desired
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!
I like your recipe for roasted balsamic beets too. Any leftovers I use to make beet hummus. Delish!!!!
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!
From a man’s point of view – beets taste like dirt and there’s no disguising this fact!
Xena Carpenter says
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!
Janet (Pantry Bites) says
Beets are great and so pretty in color. Have you tried pureeing roasted or boiled beets with yogurt for a cold beet soup? Delicious.
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!
Raquel of Galilee says
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!