Good morning, loves, and HAPPY BOSTON MARATHON DAY! Be sure to wear a race day shirt to show your support and solidarity with our marathoners. Any race day shirt will work — and if you don’t have one, throw on some blue and yellow instead!
Today I bring you an AH-MAZE-ING beet recipe. It is truly so delicious. One of my faves, for sure. I discovered my love of beets two summers ago when we were part of a CSA (farm share). I discovered a lot of different vegetables that summer, and I will say, our eating habits have never been the same. Red beets are sweet but not too sweet, so they please most taste buds. With the addition of a garlicky yogurt sauce, this beet recipe is delectable. Mmm. And good news for those of you with wee ones — my kids love it, too!
Roasted Beets with Beet Greens & Yogurt Sauce
- 2 bunches of beets with greens
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp spoon of lemon juice (to taste, and preferably a fresh lemon)
- 1 pressed garlic clove
- 3/4 C plain yogurt
Preheat the oven to 425˚ F. Cut the greens away from the beets. Scrub the beets and place in a lidded ovenproof baking dish. Add 1/4″ of water. Cover and place in the oven. Roast the beets until easily pierced with a fork or knife.
Roasting tips: small beets take around 40 minutes, medium beets about 45 minutes, and large beets take about an hour.
When the beets are done, remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Stem the greens and wash in 3 changes of water.
Heat a large skillet over high heat and add the greens by the handful and stir until wilted. Continue adding greens until each has wilted. After all the greens are added, add 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, and simmer on low for about 5 minutes.
Once the beets are cool enough to handle, cut off an end and remove the skin by slipping it off. Cut beets into 1″ wedges and set aside.
To the greens, add 1 tbsp lemon juice and toss.
Make the yogurt sauce: mash the garlic in a mortar and pestle with a pinch of salt. Stir into plain yogurt.
Plate the greens, place the beets on top of the greens, and drizzle with yogurt sauce. Serve with quinoa, brown rice, baguette, or on its own! Enjoy! Mmmm!!!
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Have a great day!!
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