Poor beets. They get such a bad rap. (Just mentioning them makes John cringe.) It’s too bad because beets are nutritional powerhouses — filled with folate (listen up pregnant women), manganese, potassium, fiber, vitamin C, iron and copper — without a lot of fat, carbs, or calories.
The best part? Beets are so easy to cook: Just double wrap in foil and roast! For a full demonstration, check out this video for Roasted Beet Salad on my YouTube Channel, Marie’s Kitchen. After the beets are roasted, let them cool, then unwrap and hold under running water. The beet skins slip right off into the sink and down the drain, and the running water keeps your hands from turning red in the process!
My favorite way to enjoy beets is on this Roasted Beet Salad. Simply roast the beets in the oven (click here for a demonstration), and then sprinkle slices over a green salad with salty cheese, crunchy nuts, and a punchy vinaigrette.