Roasted Beets

Basil and vinegar add a distinctive flavor to beets in this roasted side dish.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

2
lb small beets (1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
2
tablespoons extra-virgin or regular olive oil
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar

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  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Cut off all but 2 inches of beet tops. Wash beets; leave whole with root ends attached.
  • 2 Place beets in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil.
  • 3 Roast uncovered about 40 minutes or until beets are tender. Let beets cool until easy to handle, about 30 minutes. Peel beets and cut off root ends; cut beets into 1/2-inch slices.
  • 4 In medium bowl, toss beets, basil and vinegar. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Cut off all but 2 inches of beet tops. Wash beets; leave whole with root ends attached.
  • 2 Place beets in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil.
  • 3 Roast uncovered about 40 minutes or until beets are tender. Let beets cool until easy to handle, about 30 minutes. Peel beets and cut off root ends; cut beets into 1/2-inch slices.
  • 4 In medium bowl, toss beets, basil and vinegar. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.