Roasted Beet Wedges with Champagne Vinegar

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This roasted beet recipe is the real deal. “Roasting” beets often calls for wrapping them in foil, baking them until tender and then peeling them. That’s a fine method, but it really steams the beets rather than roasts them. In this recipe, you’ll peel them  first, toss them with oil and vinegar, and roast them at high heat so they caramelize. Serve them warm as a side dish (they’re delicious with salmon or Arctic char) or cold to augment a tossed green salad. We call for baby beets, but any size or variety will work beautifully in this recipe.

Roasted Beet Wedges with Champagne Vinegar

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Roasted Beet Wedges with Champagne Vinegar

Ingredients

  1. 12 baby beets, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch wedges
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 teaspoon Champagne or white wine vinegar
  4. Sea salt
  5. Coarsely ground black pepper
  6. 1 teaspoon minced fresh dill

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Toss beets with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Spread in an even layer on a parchment- or foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 F for 25 minutes or until tender, stirring after 15 minutes. Sprinkle with dill.

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  • http://www.cookingworld.biz/reviews Pam @ Kitchen Cookware

    I like the variation of steaming vs. roasting difference with beets. What you said makes sense so I am going to roast the beet your way! Looks simply yummy! I have used balsamic vinegar with beet before but never white wine so it is good to try new things.

  • http://nourishnetwork.com/members/alisoneats/ Alison Ashton

    Hey, Pam: If you haven’t tried these yet, I hope you enjoy ‘em. Let us know how you like ‘em!

  • Sharon B

    Beets are not my favorite vegetable, but I really liked these!!! I used the champagne vinegar, and being roasted, the beets lost a lot of the “earthy” flavor. I have a new appreciation for beets now. Thanks!

  • Melody

    I think the correct term would be “pare” the beets, not “peel” ! Beets do not have a peel like an orange or a potato. Thanks,