Monday, January 16, 2012

Roasted Beets (How to....)

Roasted beets are so delicous and very easy to make.  My favorite way to eat them is in a salad with goat cheese and candied walnuts!! YUM! 


4 - 6 raw beets, skin on
Olive oil
coarse salt
fresh ground black pepper


Wash beets under running water making sure to clean off any dirt by rubbing with your hands.  Dry beets with a clean towel. 

Cut off top of beet exposing the inside of the beet, place on a small square of foil.
Drizzle the top of the beet with olive oil

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Close up foil around beet and seal tightly.  Place beet packets on a lined baking sheet and roast in oven at 425 degree F. for about 45 minutes.  Check beets around 30 minutes by opening packet and inserting a for into the center of the beet.  If the fork easily goes down into the beet then they are done.

Let packets cool on baking sheet for about 5-10 minutes so you can handle them. 
To peel (use latex gloves to protect your skin or you will end up with purple hands)
The skin of the beet will peel off easily by rubbing gently with your hands.

Slice and enjoy in your favorite salad.  I will post the recipe for our roasted beet salad soon!

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