I’m not going to lie; beets are scary looking.
They’re not particularly pretty or friendly or welcoming. But there is magic inside, I promise you that! When you roast these weird veggies, they turn out all sweet and caramelized and have a beautiful deep red color. They just need a little TLC! Here’s how to break your fear of beets with a few easy steps.
Step 1: Wash the beets, like you’d scrub a potato before baking.
Step 2: Trim ends and stems of beets using a knife.
Step 3: Preheat oven to 375 F. Drizzle beets (skin still on) with olive oil.
Step 4: Place on a baking sheet lined in foil and cover in foil, sealing the edges together.
Step 5: Roast for one hour to an hour and a half, or until they are pretty tender and you can poke through the skin with a fork.
Step 6: Let cool and slip skins off. They should come off quite easily. Cube or slice to use for recipes, or enjoy the sweet flavor on its own.
Now, use those beets in any of the following recipes to revolutionize your plate!
- Beets and Greens Salad
- Garlicky Roasted Beets, Leeks, and Eggplant
- Roasted Beets and Nectarine Salad
- Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese Nachos
- Roasted Orange Glazed Beets
Don’t fear the beet!