Battle of the Beets

I’ve always shied away from beets. I can’t decide if it’s due to their rustic flavor or their fuchsia coloring, but either way I hadn’t ever dreamt of cooking them. Until last week.

As part of my Culinary To-do list I vowed to accomplish five cooking goals in the month of October – and I started with the beets.


I knew that I wanted to serve my beets on a bed of mixed greens so I figured the best way to battle the beets was by roasting them.

My first though was roasting beets is so easy! Four easy, foolproof (I promise) steps:

            1. Wash outside of beets + cut off long greens

            2. Place on cookie sheet with some sea salt + extra virgin olive oil

            3. Roast until you can stick a fork through the skins

            4. Peel skins off + eat – preferably with goat cheese

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After I let mine cool I chopped them up and tossed them on a salad with some goat cheese from Triple Creek Dairy.

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Easy, earthy, photogenic beets.

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The greatest beauty of the beets? Matt said they were delicious!



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12 responses to “Battle of the Beets

  1. I have NEVER tried beets! Shame on me.

  2. Mmmmm…beets + goat cheese is SUCH a good combo. Yum!

  3. actorsdiet

    beets are wonderful, but they are a pain to make! my hands and kitchen look like a butcher shop after.

  4. I love beets, but have never made them before. You make it sound so easy its hard not to 🙂

  5. I love beets and they’re especially good with goat cheese. Your salad look delicious 🙂

  6. I have this huge fear of beets. Don’t know why, but I should really try to get over it. 🙂

  7. Kate

    that does sound super easy! did you turn your kitchen maroon? that is the one thing preventing me from trying beets. i am bad at cleaning up after myself 🙂

  8. I’ve never tried beets… my parents never made them growing up and now I’m pretty sure Dwight from The Office has ruined them for me. Shame…

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