Roasted Beets With Balsamic Glaze Recipe

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These beets are oven-roasted, which intensifies their natural sweetness, and then tossed in a tart and syrupy balsamic reduction. You can serve them as a side dish, but more often than not I just keep them in the fridge for snacking and tossing over salads.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 45 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 6 medium beets (2 bunches, or about 3-1/2 pounds)

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/3 cup inexpensive balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Remove the leafy stems and roots of the beets and peel each one with a vegetable peeler. Cut the beets in 1 1/2-inch chunks.

  2. Place the cut beets on the prepared baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and salt. Roast for until the beets are tender when pierced with a thin-bladed knife, 35 to 40 minutes, tossing once with a spatula midway through.

  3. Meanwhile, combine the vinegar and maple syrup in a small skillet. Cook over medium heat until the liquid is reduced by about half (if shoul lightly coat the back of a metal spoon). Pay close attention and be sure not to over-reduce it; it goes from sweet and syrupy to burnt and hard very quickly.

  4. Toss the glaze with the roasted beets and chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
266 Calories
7g Fat
46g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 266
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 626mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 1245mg 26%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)