You may already know this, but I heart beets! Like it's kind of crazy how much I love them. And what's funny is that before a few months ago, I had never even had them before. Boy was I missing out!
Now I eat them weekly. I buy 4 big beets every week and I roast them all at once. Then I keep them in my fridge to use throughout the week. It works great! I eat them at all times of the day...breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner...it doesn't matter. I love them with eggs, on a salad, as a veggie with our dinner and back when I used to eat dairy I loved them on cottage cheese.
Okay so here's what I do...
- 4 large beets
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- a little salt and fresh ground black pepper
Cut the tops and roots off of your beets. I buy mine without the tops and roots on them so, all I ever need to cut off is a little bit by where the tops were. Then you're gonna peel your beets with a vegetable peeler. Cut the beets into about 1 inch sized pieces. First I cut them in half, then I slice them into 3 or 4 pieces and then I cut those slices into 4-7 pieces depending on how big they are.
Place your beets in a big bowl and add the olive oil, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Pour beets onto a large baking sheet lined with a Silpat (you could also use parchment paper). Then roast in a 400 degree oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. I know that seems like a long time, but I found that keeping them in there that long is what makes them sooo super yummy. They get a little caramelization going on and they're the perfect softness. Mmmm, I wish I had some right now.
You'll want to flip them with a spatula half way through or do a little shake, shake with your baking sheet to mix them up a bit. And that's it! Easy peasy right?? I always let them cool a bit and then I toss them in a container and store them in the fridge so I can eat them all week...or for a few days anyhow lol.
If you've never tried beets before I encourage you to give these a shot. And then let me know how you like them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!