Royally Roasted Beets

Bringing out hidden notes of flavor while adding an earthy yet aromatic smokiness, the simple roasting of root vegetables, like these multi-colored beets, make it super-easy to add a whole new level of flavor to your table!

Royally Roasted Beets

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes

Serves

4 people

These Royally Roasted Beets bring out hidden notes of flavor while adding an earthy yet aromatic smokiness. The simple roasting of root vegetables, like these multi-colored beets, make it super-easy to add a whole new level of flavor to your table!

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh beets
  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons natural sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • Juice of 1 large orange

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 2 Remove the tops and the roots of the beets and peel each one with a vegetable peeler.
  • 3 Cut the beets in 1-1/2-inch chunks. (Small beets can be halved, medium ones cut in quarters, and large beets cut in eighths.)
  • 4 Place the cut beets on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, thyme leaves, salt, and pepper.
  • 5 Roast for 35-40 minutes, turning once or twice with a spatula, until the beets are tender.
  • 6 Remove from the oven and immediately toss with the vinegar and orange juice.
  • 7 Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve warm.

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