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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!