Today I am roasting beets in the oven using a roasted beet recipe on Allrecipes.com. I’ve never roasted beets before. I have always boiled them. Today I’ll find out if I prefer them roasted. I will not use the entire recipe, because I don’t have all the ingredients. If you have an avocado and the other ingredients, and if you like beet salad, definitely try out this entire recipe. I am using the first part of it to roast the beets.
Trim the beets by cutting the stems away, leaving about two inches of stems connected to the beets. (Keeping a few inches of stem slows down bleeding of the beet. Also, do not cut off the long tails, which also help seal the juices in the beet.) My photo doesn’t quite show the stems, but there are three beets with two inches of stems that I have put into a sheet of aluminum foil folded over to envelop the beets completely. Before sealing the foil around the beets, drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the beets. Place the foil package into a baking dish.
Place the baking dish in a preheated 375 degree oven; roast for one hour or more. Check them after an hour by poking a knife into the beet. They are done if tender. These beets are now tender after 1 hour and 45 minutes in the oven.
Allow the beets to cool. The skin will peel easily. Slice the beets and serve in salad, or on a plate with butter. I often put the sliced beets in a container with a combination of apple cider vinegar and water. I nearly cover them with water and add vinegar, to taste, and chill before serving. I don’t add sugar, but you may if you prefer.
Today I am slicing the beet greens lengthwise and slicing onion. I saute the onion until the slices begins to brown. Next I add curry spice and salt and the sliced beet greens. I toss them together with the onion until they are wilted and combined. I am serving the beet greens and onions over the sliced beets.
I’ve listed some of the the nutritional value of beets according to this article at Full Circle. I serve beets often. Steve likes them and I do, also. We know that we are eating an alkaline food that is nutritious and full of healthy fiber.
Note: I have finished cooking this meal and preparing this post. We have eaten the roasted beets with the greens and onions on top. The beets were delicious with the greens and onions. Roasted beets are as good as boiled beets. Beets are GOOD however we cook them!