Tuesday

Roasted Beets

Please don't write me off as a raving lunatic. Not just yet, anyway. I know... I know... the only time you've ever eaten beets was when Granny forced them down you ~ and the only good thing to come of that experience was how they turned your taters pink.

But, here's an amazing fact about the lowly beet: Eaten fresh, they're surprisingly tasty.

Roasted Beets
Prep time: 1 whole minute!
  • Snip tops and tails
  • Rub, tub and scrub
  • Drizzle with olive oil
  • Sprinkle with sea salt
  • Roast @ 375 (F) until slightly tender (about 45 minutes)
Who knew?
Beets are simply suffering from a bad rap because cheap salad bars display their canned counterparts just to make us queasy.

Fresh beets are rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus, and a gazillion other things that are good for us, though we're not sure why. Fresh beets are so healthy they even slow cancerous tumors. But, why wait until you have one foot in the grave to give them a try? Roasted beets are dee-lish.

4 comments:

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Yes, yes, yes! I love beets! Roasted!

donna said...

My husband luvs beets, but I don't allow them in the house:)

donna

Anonymous said...

Roast them with carrots, potatoes, and herbs. Then toss them with chevre cheese.

I've chastised my mother for not introducing me to beets earlier. They're every bit as yummy as carrots.

Kate said...

Oooh... that sounds marvelous. ;>)