Paleo Plan

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze

Makes 4 servings.

Approximate cooking time: 45-60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5-6 beets (about 3"-4" each)
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup (Grade B recommended)
  • 1 tsp orange zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325℉.
  2. Wash beets and slice into quarters. Cut each quarter into 1/4" slices.
  3. Put beets on baking sheet. Add olive oil, sea salt and pepper and mix together completely. Spread beets out again on baking sheet.
  4. Roast for 25 to 45 minutes, checking often. Remove from oven when slightly tender.
  5. Meanwhile, combine vinegar and maple syrup in a small pan over high heat. Cook until vinegar has reduced to a syrup-like consistency, stirring often. Remove from heat.
  6. When beets are fully cooked, pour glaze over top and sprinkle with freshly grated orange zest.

6 Comments

  1. I was skeptical about eating beets but the vendor at our farmer’s market claims they are the new super food so I decided to give this a try. I was expecting them to taste like dirt as usual (just like chard does). I think roasting vegetables makes almost any of them taste pretty good and it worked with beets too, but the sauce made them even more delicious. Amazing! (I thought someone should comment on this recipe. They were really good!)

  2. WasatchCrossfit

    These were excellent! Sweet and a bit spicy with the tangy orange, pleasantly surprised.

  3. yaqui_chica

    never had a beet in my life…tried this recipe: NOM, NOM! i heart them!

  4. catesalim

    These are delish! One question, I went ahead and peeled my beets, but was wondering if if that was necessary. Thanks for this addition to my favorites.

    • Neely Quinn

      catesalim – It’s not necessary, but some people might get gassy from not peeling the beet. If you didn’t get any GI distress, then no worries.

  5. Jessica

    My brother used carrots and this was an outstanding delicious recipe!

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