Munching with MOPS: Roberta’s Roasted Beets with Rosemary & Garlic

Wow, what great alliteration I have going today! This is yet another post in the MOPS series of recipes that we’re enjoying here. This recipe comes from long-time MOPS mom, Roberta who tells us how to cook those fresh beets:

Roberta’s Roasted Beets with Rosemary & Garlic

  • 6-8 medium, fresh purple (deep red) beets
  • 4-6 garlic cloves
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 1-2 springs fresh rosemary (you can usually find this in your produce section if you don’t have some growing wild in your yard somewhere)

Wash, peel, and quarter your beets.

Peel and crush the garlic cloves.

Wash and strip the tiny “leaves” off the fresh rosemary

Toss everything in a large bowl.

Roast in a shallow pan at 400° for 40-60 minutes. Turn the beets a few times while they’re roasting. This seems to work best if you start out covering the pan with foil for the first 30 minutes or so. Remove the foil and turn the beets and finish roasting.

As I’ve written about before, I love fresh beets and can’t say enough good things about this often-maligned vegetable. If you haven’t ever eaten anything but canned, pickled beets, make this the year to try fresh beets. They’re an incredible vegetable. And remember….if you haven’t been eating beets regularly, don’t be alarmed and think you’re hemorrhaging when you notice that you’re peeing pink!


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6 thoughts on “Munching with MOPS: Roberta’s Roasted Beets with Rosemary & Garlic

  1. Barb, thank you for organizing and posting such wonderful recipes and comments! Folks who try this recipe may be pleasantly surprised as how SWEET beets really are! Rosting seems to bring this out! You may even find that beets are one of your family’s new faves! (Ezra gobbles them down!) And yes, Barb, as a fellow mom of boys, these fresh beets can turn both of your bathroom experiences a delightful shade somewhere between pink and fuschia! 😉

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  3. Thanks for these great recipes! I love beets and have just bought a huge bag that I need to put up for the winter. Can’t wait to try the roasted variety!

      • I’m about to roast mine out of my garden…. Just picked them ready to try them roasted for the first time
        I have been trying to figure out what I can substitute for the Rosemary… Never been a fan of Rosemary….
        The garlic is definitely going in though… Thanks for the recipe….

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