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Beets – Nothing “beets” the flavors of roasted beets!

By Coach BJ

Roasting market fresh beets is so satisfying! You get a TWO for ONE…the beautiful beets and the beautiful greens! I roast beets about once a week – we cut up the beets for our daily salads and eat the leafy greens with a little peanut sauce…so scrumptious. We love organically locally grown beets for freshness and color variety, then during the off season we purchase red organic at the supermarket. Do we love beets or what! Usually we roast in our small toaster oven – saving energy is always good for the environment, as is, eating whole foods, plant-based.

Serves: 4 || Prep Time: 10 minutes || Cook Time: 30 – 50 minutes

Golden Beets

How to Roast Beets

4 large or 6 medium beets, fresh

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  • Preheat 400°F.

  • Scrub beets, cut off greens to use later in salads or to sauté. Do not peel or cut off root end.

  • Place in a bowl and coat with a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.

Roast in regular oven or toaster oven on parchment paper. Depending on size, roast for approximately 30 -50 minutes, turn midway through. After roasting the peels will come off easily.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 43  Calories from Fat 1, Total Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 64mg, Total Carbohydrate 9g, Fiber 2g, Sugars 7g, Protein 1g

NOW FOR THE BEET GREENS WITH PEANUT SAUCE:  Beautiful green leaves steam and pieces of red stems sautéed in peanut sauce.

Serves: 2 || Prep Time: 10 minutes || Cook Time: 6 minutes

Beet Greens

How to Sauté Beet Greens

  • 4 cups fresh beet greens, stems and leaves

  • 1/2 cup water or more as needed

  • 2 tablespoons fresh peanut butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Wash the leaves thoroughly.

  • You can use both the tender stems and the leaves from fresh beet greens.

  • Ribbon cut the green leaves

  • Save the red stems and cut into pieces a few inches long.

  • Stir the peanut butter into 1/2 cup of water

  • Add garlic powder.

  • In a skillet heat the peanut sauce

  • Add red stems first, sauté/ steam for about 3 minutes

  • Add green leaves. Sauté for another 3 minutes, not too long as you want to retain the beautiful bright green color.

Enjoy alone as a side or add to various other dishes.

Nutrition FactsCalories 27  Calories from Fat 3, Total Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 196mg, Total Carbohydrate 5g, Fiber 3g, Sugars 0g, Protein 3

Saute Beet Greens

Sautéed Beet Greens



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