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!
- 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
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.