A Tasty, Simple Grilled or Roasted Beet Recipe (even beet-haters might like it!)

Side Dishes, Vegetarian | September 11, 2013 | By

beets with seasoningsMy first memory of beets was in first grade, Mrs. Dion’s class, at Lincoln Elementary School.

I have NO idea why, but we got the opportunity to try pickled beets. And if we ate it, we got a special sticker saying “I eat beets”.

We wore the stickers with pride because anyone who has ever choked down eaten pickled beets SHOULD be proud.

Fast forward to my adult years. The pickled beet memory was still in my brain and I was convinced I didn’t like beets. But 2 yrs ago, I worked for an organic vegetable farmer at our local farmer’s market and in turn received a CSA share each week. And this farm grew LOTS of beets.

The farmer convinced me to just roast or grill them with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and promised I’d like them.

She was RIGHT!

So, for all you beet-haters out there, try this. If you still don’t like them, then there really is no hope for you….


Beets, peeled and sliced OR quartered

olive oil

salt and pepper to taste


Remove beet stems/ends and peel. Cut into thick slices or quarter them.

Place on piece of aluminum foil that is folded in half (less chance of leakage this way).

plain beets

Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Fold up edges of foil and close well, forming a little foil pack.

Place on grill for about 15 minutes or roast in oven at 375 for 20-25 minutes, less if sliced more thin, maybe a little longer if quartered.

beets on grill








Carefully remove from foil and serve with your favorite meal!

finished beets








(Shown here with ground chicken patties from Creswick’s Farm, on Little Rooster Bread Company buns, with sliced mango on the side!)

Give these beets a try and

then leave a comment if you

were a previous beet-hater-turned-lover!



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  1. Leave a Reply

    September 26, 2013

    Gotta love roasted beets! Here are a few health tips: use unfiltered (for the enzymes) organic etc 100% (many are diluted) olive oil. Ditch the foil and use glass to avoid aluminum in the diet. If you **must** use foil, use the dull side against the food, since the shiny side is coated with mineral oil (petroleum) from the milling process. You’re welcome 🙂

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