Roast Beets

roast beets as a salad topping


  • Whole beets with greens


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the greens from the beets, and save them for later.
  • Scrub the beets and place in a baking dish. Add 14 inch of water to the dish. Cover and roast in oven for 30 to 50 minutes depending on size.
  • They are done when you can easily slide a knife in. Allow to cool and slip off the skins.


  • The greens can be cooked like spinach.
    • Steam uncovered in a pan with a small amount of boiling water (around 12 inch depth)
    • Gently saute in garlic, olive oil and red pepper flakes
  • Roasted beets are perfect on their own or add a slight drizzle of your favorite vinaigrette.
  • Some people enjoy topping them with feta or blue cheese.
Nutrition Info: 
2 beets (approx 2" diameter): 44 calories, 0.2g fat, 77mg sodium, 10g carbs (2g dietary fiber, 1.7g sugars), 1.7g protein, Vitamin B9 (Folate), Manganese