Simple Yet Delicious Roasted Beets!

I had never tasted a beet in my life until I moved to North Carolina. Last summer, I finally had the courage to try a beet salad at a local restaurant, and I have enjoyed them ever since! What have I been missing out on the past 24 years of my life? Roasted beets are a simple side dish to make, yet they become sweet and tender when cooked at a high temperature. This recipe serves 4-6 people, perfect for a family dinner.


1 bunch small beets

3 tbsp. olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

½ tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Wash beets well, peeling off any bad spots, leaving skins on. Remove the greens, if attached, and reserve for cooking later.

3. In a baking dish, toss beets with olive oil and garlic and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-55 minutes until beets are tender when tested with the tip of a knife. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve.


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