Roasted Balsamic Beets

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Roasted Balsamic Beets
Roasted Balsamic Beets
Elana Amsterdam

Roasted Balsamic Beets

In my opinion, nature’s bounty of beautiful, nutritious vegetables is completely underrated. And beets are a perfect example of this. They brighten up any meal with their gorgeous, earthy reddish-purple color and are highly nutritious to boot.

We eat beets in my house about once a week (our favorite vegetables are kale and broccoli; not a day goes by without those brassicas at our table). So, back to beets. This root vegetable is thought to have nutrients that contain both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The nutrients in beets are also thought to assist in detoxification. That’s not why we eat beets, though, we just like them. They're delicious and super easy to prepare!

4
Servings
94
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 -4 medium-sized beets, each cut into 4-6 wedges
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt, preferably Celtic

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place the beets in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Drizzle the vinegar, oil, and salt on top of the beets. Cook for 1 hour, covered, then 15 minutes, uncovered, until almost fork tender.

Beet Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Beet Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook different types separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
4.8%
Protein
1g
2%
Carbs
8g
3%
Vitamin A
1µg
N/A
Vitamin C
4mg
6%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
13mg
1%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
78µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
78µg
20%
Iron
0.6mg
3.6%
Magnesium
17mg
4%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.2mg
1.2%
Phosphorus
29mg
4%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
238mg
7%
Sodium
192mg
8%
Zinc
0.3mg
1.7%

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