Ingredients for 4 people
- 80 cal x 100g
- Beets 8
- Extra virgin olive oil as required
- Salt as needed
- Pepper as needed
The roasted beets are the perfect recipe to taste the sweetness of these vegetables often underestimated. Baking them in the oven allows you to keep a satisfying and decidedly more palatable consistency than boiling them. Ideal as a side dish, roasted beets lend themselves to accompanying meat-based main courses, perhaps a pork fillet or meatballs, fish or even as a base for a salad to be dressed with a flavored mayonnaise. The great thing about this recipe is that you don’t need to peel them first – just wrap them in a piece of aluminum foil or parchment paper, then season well and seal for a long time in a hot oven. The zest will come off easily: seeing is believing.
You can serve the roasted beets by seasoning them with melted butter and sprinkling them with herbs to taste.
Variant Roasted beets
Roasted beets with mushrooms represent a richer variant of the dish: cook them with porcini or mushrooms.