Balsamic Roasted Beets

Balsamic Roasted Beets

Made with 5 ingredients including fresh beets, this easy Balsamic Roasted Beets recipe is a great side dish or addition to your favorite salad! They are gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo and vegan-friendly!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beets

Materials

  • 3 Beets peeled & diced (about 3 cups).
  • 1 tbs Olive oil.
  • ½ tsp Sea salt.
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar.
  • 1 tbsp Honey (pure maple syrup for a vegan version).

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease a large baking sheet or dish, set aside.
  • Peel and cut 3 beets into 1” cubes.
  • Toss beets with 1 tbs olive oil and ½ tsp sea salt.
  • Spread onto a greased baking dish in an even layer.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • After 15-20 minutes, stir and bake for 10 minutes more or until the beets feel soft to the touch.
  • Mix together balsamic vinegar and honey.
  • After 30 minutes (or when beets are soft to the touch), remove beets from the oven and add the honey/vinegar mixture to the baking dish.
  • Stir until all the beets are evenly coated.
  • Return to the oven for 10 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
  • Roast until the balsamic/honey mixture coats the beets (and isn’t runny).
  • Remove from the oven and serve warm or store and serve later over your favorite salads.

Notes

Instead of peeling and cutting the beets, you could roast them whole in the following way: 1) Wrap beets individually in aluminum foil and set on a baking sheet. 2) Roast in an oven set to 450 degrees F until the beets are soft to the touch, 50-70 minutes depending on the size of the beets. 3) Remove skin from beets with your hands or a vegetable peeler. (at this point you can store the roasted beets until later when you’re ready to add the rest of the ingredients, dice and roast) 4) dice and toss with recipe ingredients. 5) Roast for 10-15 minutes at 425 degrees F until beets are soft and the balsamic mixture is thick and coats the beets.

Note on baking time: 

The size the beets are cut to makes a difference in roasting time. Please be aware of this and check your beets after 15 minutes of cooking to ensure they are not getting overdone! 
by: Joy Food Sunshine