I have found that when talking to clients about eating beets, it doesn’t seem to be a vegetable that is very loved! I think with beets, it is all in how they are made. The beet greens are delicious in a fresh made juice or sauteed up in a little garlic and olive oil. Juicing beets are lovely when combined with carrots, apples and fresh ginger.
Health Benefits of Beets
In looking at the health benefits of eating beets, there are many. Beets are an iron rich food for those trying to up their iron levels. They also can support liver health. Beets are rich in fiber, folate and vitamin C. So as you can see they pack quite the nutritious punch.
Other Ways to Enjoy Beets
I have had beets made several ways and my very favorite is roasted with fresh garlic and dried oregano. They are delicious on top of sauteed greens or in a salad, especially with fresh arugula leaves. If you are not dairy sensitive, they go amazingly well with goat or feta cheese crumbled on top! Then, just add a drizzle of a fig balsamic vinegar and quality olive oil and your taste buds will be thrilled!
- 1-2 bunches of large fresh organic beets, skins removed and cubed
- 1 bulb fresh garlic, minced
- Dried oregano, crushed between hands (I don't usually measure this but a tbs or so depending on how many beets you are using)
- Olive oil (drizzle over beets and coat well)
- Sea salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place cubed beets into a large bowl.
- Add minced garlic and mix well.
- Add oregano by crushing between hands. Mix Well.
- Drizzle with olive oil to coat well.
- Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Place beet mixture onto a cookie sheet.
- Place in oven and cook for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees and then reduce to 375 degrees. Depending on your oven, how big your cubes, etc. Timing will vary.
- Check on beets after about 25/30 minutes. Keep checking every few minutes until they are very tender.
- P.S. If you don't have olive oil, avocado oil should work well too.