Orange-Ginger Roasted Beets

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

6 to 8 fresh medium beets
Water
Salt, to taste
2tablespoons apple or raspberry vinegar
1/2cup orange juice
1/4cup honey
2teaspoons grated ginger root
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1tablespoon chopped dill or chives, for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cut root and stem ends off beets. Peel beets with a vegetable peeler or sharp paring knife. Cut beets into large wedges. Place in a nonreactive saucepan and barely cover with water. Add a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon vinegar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Drain beets and place them in a nonreactive medium bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, mix orange juice, honey, ginger root, 1 tablespoon vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over blanched beets and mix well. Place beets in a nonreactive baking dish and bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until beets are golden brown and tender. Serve immediately garnished with dill or chives, if desired.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 145
  • Fat 0mg
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 145mg
  • Carbohydrate 35g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Protein 3g
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