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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Roasted Beets - Farmer's Market Find

I never liked beets, but my husband does. I try to make things that he likes, which is pretty easy because there are few things that he doesn't like. I know he used to eat a lot of beets growing up. His dad would and still does have a wonderful garden. His mom would fix them, and pickle them. So when I found some yellow beets with the red ones at the farmer's market I thought I would give them a try.
I also thought if I oven roasted them I might like them, since that's what happened with the brussels sprouts and crispy kale! I peeled them first, then sliced them, most of the time when they are oven roasted they wash and leave the skin on and peel them afterward. I am glad I did it my way because the red beets have this wonderful color that gets all over everything when cooked! The sliced beets looked so pretty before they went in the oven. Now you might think I'm crazy for turning on my oven in this heat, but it's actually cooler that going outside at the grill! You can use these in a nice cool salad!

I added some fresh rosemary and garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Drizzled on some organic Greek olive oil and fig balsamic vinegar. Roasted at 375 F for 40 minutes. I think I could of shortened the roasting time since I sliced them.

They were okay, Maranda tried them but wasn't that thrilled with them either. The red ones tasted better than the yellow one. I still think they taste like earth. My husband loved them!


  1. Beets are soooo delish!

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  2. I cook beets with a sweet and sour sauce and they are really yummy. Diane

  3. I have never seen yellow beets before, they do look lovely but I do not like them either:P I used the red beet to bake bread and cakes before but the color fade after baking! Looks lovely though.

  4. oh..they looks simply splendid dear. Thanks for sharing...!

  5. I love the color of beets in the first picture and this sounds so healthy and yummy ;)

  6. I've never seen yellow beets before either. I have never liked beets but have heard they're better roasted. I bet I'll still think they taste like earth too, lol! I really should try them one of these days.....thanks for sharing!

  7. Kris, I'll check it out.

    Thanks Diane, I will make them again for Wade. It's good to get other ideas.

    Jeannie, that's what is so much fun, finding new things at the farmer's market.

    Jay, thank you!

    Anncoo, I know, they looked so pretty there.

    Brenda, Lol! I didn't want to say they taste like dirt! Ha!

  8. Roasted beets look lovely. I love the taste of them, just like your hubby.

  9. Love me some roasted beets. You made such a beautiful dish here!

  10. I am not at all a beet fan, but roasting them just brings out the best in them....and the colours are just beautiful, those golden beets are truly amazing!

  11. i just bought a red beet although i have never eaten it nor cook it before. i have no idea how to cook it too. thanks for sharing this idea!

  12. Beets! Gaargghhhl! Nasty stuff! The Devil's Instruments, I swear. However. I will eat them in a salad. so maybe...just maybe...

  13. The only time I don't like beets is when I have to clean them!
    I'm fortunate to have my mother-in-law who makes them for me. She says that it's the least she could do for such a fabulous daughther in law LOL

    I like the way you roasted them ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,

  14. I have tried cooking beet once! I made soup. According to the elderly, beet is good for our blood circulation especially for men. See if I can get some beet later, I'll try it your way. Have a nice nice day, to Maranda too!
    Cheers, Kristy

  15. Lovely pictures, Lyndsey! I've come to enjoy roasted beets by preparing them in a salad with a strong, whol-grain mustard vinagrette, fresh tarragon and a crumbling of goat cheese...flavors that tame the earthiness and bring out the may enjoy them (a little more?) this way...have a happy Thursday!


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