Roasted Cumin Beets

Have you been feeling a little stressed lately? Add more beets to your diet. Beets are loaded with betalaine, a nutrient...
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Photo courtesy of Kimberly Snyder.

Have you been feeling a little stressed lately? Add more beets to your diet. Beets are loaded with betalaine, a nutrient responsible for protecting cells, enzymes, and proteins from environmental stress.

2
Servings
86
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 small beets, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 Cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Sea salt, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 F. Toss beets with coconut oil and cumin in bowl and season with salt if desired.

Spread beets on a baking sheet, and roast 30 to 40 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through and stirring beets occasionally.

While beets are still hot, transfer to large bowl, and stir in green onions and lemon juice. Serve immediately!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
16mg
2%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
98mg
7%
Water
38g
1%

Cumin Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Cumin Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.