Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Roasted Beets

OK Please don't shudder away! I know beets, for most, sound disgusting. BUT I truly believe that if you try Beets when they are roasted you will love them! They have a strong earthy taste which is similar to... well... dirt! And when they are roasted the natural sweetness comes out.  But before you judge just try ONCE... the heath benefits from beets to are so immense

"The Facts:
One cup of raw beets is high in carbohydrates and low in fat. It contains phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium, as well as fiber, vitamins A and C, niacin, and biotin. Beets contain folic acid, which is recommended for pregnant women because it may lower the risk of spina bifida and other neural tube defects in newborn infants"

For more information on these delicious hunks of dirt... go here  :)

Take your beets and scrub clean, pat dry. Drizzle with Olive Oil and bake at 375 for 40 to 60 minutes

Pull out of oven and cool slightly till you can touch them. Rub your fingers on the skin and it will start to rub off. IF NOT- take a butter knife and rub the beet with the textured side of the knife

 When you serve them drizzle a little more oil and sprinkle with a little bit of salt

1 comment:

  1. Hey Ash -- I discovered roasted beets while visiting Dayna two years ago. I had been decidedly anti beet before that, but you are right, roasted beets are so sweet and delicious! My favorite is to put them in a salad with field greens, bleu cheese, and toasted walnuts with a little balsalmic vinegar. Yummm!