Today’s post is all about color. Glorious, brilliant color with a full-bodied taste to match.
Pick up some golden beets, and their rich, ruby-colored cousins that make such a fabulous addition to salads and snack plates. Rich in folate (a B vitamin), beets are less than 40 calories per half cup of crunchy color. Learn more here.
So how do you prepare these beets? Super simple. Peel, slice or chunk, then toss in a light coating of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast in a preheated 350 degree oven for about an hour until you reach the desired tenderness.
Serve with creamy goat cheese over a bed of arugula. Drizzle with balsamic and you have a perfect – beautiful – meal!
P.S. One helpful hint is to wear disposable kitchen gloves when peeling and chopping beets to prevent your hands from staining.