Thyme-Roasted Beets

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Roasting caramelizes the natural sugars in beets. Top with fresh thyme leaves and a sprinkle of goat cheese for a delicious side dish.

Thyme Roasted Beets
Prep Time:
20 mins
Roast Time:
40 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
75 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ - 4 pound baby beets (assorted colors) or small beets

  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 5 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme

  • 3 ounce goat cheese, crumbled (optional)

  • Snipped fresh thyme

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut tops off the beets and trim the root ends. Wash beets thoroughly. If using small beets, cut into 1- to 1-1/2-inch wedges. Place beets in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Add garlic and thyme sprigs. In a small bowl stir together 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, the salt, and pepper. Drizzle over vegetables in dish; toss lightly to coat. Cover dish with foil.

  2. Roast in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until tender. (A knife should easily slide into the beets when they are tender. Uncover and let beets cool in pan on a wire rack about 15 minutes. If using small beets, remove skins by wrapping the wedges, one at a time, in a paper towel and gently rubbing the skins off (use new paper towels as needed). (Baby beets do not need to be peeled.)

  3. Remove garlic from the dish; finely chop garlic. Discard thyme sprigs. In a small bowl combine chopped garlic, the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, the lemon juice, and the 1 tablespoon snipped thyme. Drizzle oil mixture over beets; toss gently to coat.

  4. If desired, sprinkle beets with crumbled goat cheese and additional snipped thyme. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

165 Calories
9g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 246mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 12.4mg 62%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 661mg 14%
Folate, total 217.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*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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