Friday, June 24, 2011

Roasted Beet Success

Remember how I picked up some golden beets at the Farmer's Market the other day?  Well this was my first attempt at making anything with beets at home, and I will have to call this a smashing success.  Here's what I did.

I preheated the oven.

I washed the beets and took the tops off, also washing them and saving them for later.  I had one smaller beet, and one larger one, so I actually cut the big one in half so that all the beet "pieces" were the same size.  I then drizzled them with olive oil (skin on) and a little salt and pepper, then placed them in a foil packet to roast in the oven. 

I roasted them for about 40 minutes, or long enough that I could easily sink a knife in and out of them.  I then slipped the outter skin off and chopped them into bite-sized pieces.

I decided to have them on a salad.  I used my two kinds of lettuce, also from the Farmer's Market, plus some spinach, toasted walnuts, feta cheese, and grapefruit slices.  I used Newman's Own Olive Oil dressing combined with a little grapefruit juice to bring out the flavor, then tossed my beets with all the ingredients. 

The result?  EXCELLENT!


Jen said...

mmm...i love roasted beets - especially on salads. i've only roasted red beets at home. i'll have to try the golden ones. they are beautiful!

happy friday! :)

Erin @ The Grass Skirt said...

This looks SO good!! I absolutely love beets. I hated them as a child and now I cannot seem to get enough of them.

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