Roasted Beets – Beets Cleanse the Body – Are a Tonic for the Liver – Purify the Blood – Contain Potassium – Magnesium – Fiber – Phosphorus – Iron – Beta-carotene – Beta-cyanine – Folic Acid – AND Beets are DELICIOUS –

BeetsToday I am roasting beets in the oven using a roasted beet recipe on 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.

Beets 2Beets 4Trim 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.

Beets 3Beets RoastedPlace 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.

Beets Roasted and PeeledAllow 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.

Beet Greens and OnionsI’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.

Beets ServedNote: 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!

About Carol Ann Ritchey

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6 Responses to Roasted Beets – Beets Cleanse the Body – Are a Tonic for the Liver – Purify the Blood – Contain Potassium – Magnesium – Fiber – Phosphorus – Iron – Beta-carotene – Beta-cyanine – Folic Acid – AND Beets are DELICIOUS –

  1. I adore beets, and I really love them roasted. I love the greens, too — I never thought of sauteeing them and serving them over the beets. That sounds yummy. I know what I’m getting the next time I’m at the farmers’ market…


    • The beets greens sauteed with the onions were tasty. I generally serve the greens along with the beets. If I put the beets in vinegar and water, I’ll cut up the greens, steam them, and serve them alongside the pickled beets. I’ve never roasted them before. I like them roasted. I may always roast them.

      A friend told me yesterday that I shouldn’t cook with aluminum foil. Hm. I wonder if I’d have put the lid on that baking dish, maybe I wouldn’t have needed to wrap them in foil. How do you roast them?


  2. pattisj says:

    I’m a fan of beets, too, but never tried roasting them. I could probably do that on the grill! (Don’t want to heat the house with the oven–no a/c).


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