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Beets are such a lovely root vegetable available in a variety of colors.  When you bite into this root it ushers in a sweet and earthy goodness.  Don’t throw out the green tops (just remove the stems) as they are delicious juiced, sautéed and served as an accompaniment next to a few ounces of protein or piled high on a mound of rice.

1 bunch of beets-rinse and cut off stems with greens
drizzle of olive oil
heavy duty foil

Place washed beets on foil and drizzle with olive oil.  Close up the pouch seams tightly, place in a preheated 400 degree oven and bake for 50ish minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool to touch before you peel them.

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Wash beets and lay on heavy duty foil.
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Seal the pouch and bake.
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Peel once cool to touch.
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They are ready to eat or use in a recipe!
I enjoy displaying the beets until I cook them.

2 Comments on Beets Me!

  1. Sharon
    June 8, 2015 at 8:44 pm (3 years ago)

    To display them should they be submerged in water?

    • Sandra
      July 28, 2015 at 8:26 am (3 years ago)

      Sharon, the beets are so beautiful as an arrangement that I pop them in a vase with no water as soon as I get home from the market. They should be cooked the same day as the greens would wilt. This temporary storage method also frees up space in the fridge for my many other market finds that need immediate refrigeration.


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