Roasted Baby Beets

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Oven-roasting brings out the sweetness of most vegetables, especially beets. If using yellow and red beets, consider baking them in separate pans. The red beets tend to bleed and may cause the yellow beets to take on a crimson color.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Marinate Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
85 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 2 pound trimmed red and/or yellow baby beets or small beets (about 3-1/2 pounds untrimmed with tops)

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 large orange

  • 3 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon thinly sliced shallot

  • 2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. If using small beets, cut them into 1- to 1-1/2-inch wedges. Place beets in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil; toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to combine. Cover with foil and roast for 25 minutes. Uncover and roast about 15 minutes more or until beets are tender; cool. If using small beets, peel the beets. (Baby beets do not need to be peeled.)

  2. Meanwhile, using a small sharp knife or citrus tool, remove long shreds of peel from the orange, taking care not to remove the white pith; measure 2 tablespoons peel. Squeeze juice from orange; measure 1/3 cup juice.

  3. In a glass dish, whisk together the 1/3 cup orange juice, the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, vinegar, shallot, and Dijon mustard. Add beets and orange peel; toss gently to combine. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

90 Calories
4g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 90
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 10.6mg 53%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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