The combination of citrus and beets can’t be beat; the citrus acidity brings out the sweetness in the beets, making this a wonderful salad in the winter or any time of year.
- Yield: 4 Servings
- Course: Side Dish
- Preheat oven to 450°F
- Trim the tops off the beets but leave the tails. Rub the beets with a little oil. Put in a baking dish with the 1/4 cup water. Cover the dish and put in the oven. Test for doneness by inserting a sharp knife after 30 minutes. They may take up to 1 hour to cook, depending on their size. When they are done, let them cool a bit, then peel them and cut them either into rounds, half-rounds or chunks. Season with salt and pepper.
- Combine the dressing ingredients – the orange juice through parsley. Dress the beets. Serve warm or chilled. You can also serve this over greens as a salad.
- Tips & Techniques
Roasting beets increases their sweetness. Pairing them with citrus acidity is a naturally incredible combination in this simple salad that can be served on top of cooked beet greens, salad greens or alone.