Do you like beets? Have you ever tried roasting fresh beets? They are DE-LI-CIOUS. Beets are good for you; sweet and tasty and fantastic. Last week I bought some fresh beets from our weekly farmers market. On Sunday I prepared them; roasting their garnet goodness in the oven for about 1 hour. I devoured them. My poor husband only got a few of the quartered tasty morsels. Thankfully my son wouldn't even try them. I was happy with that, although I tried to entice him to taste them, because it meant more beets for ME !! Gotta run, must go back to the farmers market today!!
- Fresh beets, peeled and quartered
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Using a paring knife, peel the beets. Quarter them and place on a large piece of foil on a baking sheet. (Larger beets may need to be cut smaller. You want the pieces to be of similar sizes so they all bake the same length of time.)
Drizzle olive oil over the beets; season with salt and pepper. Toss the beets to combine the oil and seasoning over all.
Loosely wrap the beets up in the foil, creating a pouch; make sure to leave space around so the beets so they have room to steam.
Place in oven for 45 minutes. Open foil pouch so the beets are exposed to the heat, return to the oven for 15 minutes more.
The most difficult part of this recipe…. Waiting for them to sufficiently cool before taking a bite of their deliciousness!