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How to Prepare Beets

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A step by step method to roasting beets!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • Bunch of beets
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Fill sink (or large basin) with water.
  • Cut the beet leaves close to the tip of each beet.
  • Place beet leaves and beets in water. You can scrub the beets with your hands to get some of the dirt off, but it's not really necessary - it's going to get peeled off later. Pat dry the beet leaves and set aside for another purpose (they're great in salads!).
  • Dry each beet with a paper towel and then toss to coat in large bowl with olive oil.
  • Coat each beet with sea salt, then wrap completely in a square of aluminum foil.
  • Place wrapped beets on a baking sheet (you can coat it with another large piece of foil to catch spills if desired) and bake for 60 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  • Unwrap each beet and use a wet paper towel to peel away the outside skin. You'll be left with nice clean beets!
  • Slice or chop as desired. Store in an airtight container for up to a week. Enjoy!


  • I used Golden Beets in this recipe, but it will work for any kind!
  • Nutritional information is based on one average-sized beet.
Course Vegetables
Cuisine American
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