I used to think beets were bland, they are usually prepared without any seasonings, roasted in foil until soft and then added to salads or other dishes.  After researching several recipes I proceeded with peeling, quartering and roasting beets with salt, pepper and dried thyme.  I found this method of preparing beets to be the most delicious – and so did my family!  I usually make Roasted Beets on a Sunday and keep the extras to add to salad’s during the week.  We enjoy them over a bed of mixed greens and / or spinach topped with either goat cheese crumbles and / or sliced avocado.

Recipe for Roasted Beets:

3 or 4 regular sized beets
1 to 2 TBS of Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste (about 1 tsp each)
1 TBS dried Thyme


1. Peel Beets

Peeling beetsPeeling Beets


2. Quarter beets, place in a roasting pan; add Oil, S&P and thyme – Mix to coat

Season Beets


3. Roast at 425 F Degrees for about 40 – 60 minutes. You can use a glass or roasting dish or a cast iron large pan


4. Enjoy on a Salad or as a side dish with your favorite dish.

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