Simple Beet Salad

Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys

INGREDIENTS
Beets, 2–3 large or 4–6 small, trimmed and well cleaned
1/2 cup onion, thinly sliced (yellow, white, red, or green)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional additions: Sliced orange, tangerine, or grapefruit; sliced avocado; fresh chopped herbs; toasted walnuts or pine nuts; and/or serve on a small bed of tender greens

PREPARATION

  • Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  • Wrap each beet in tinfoil and place on a baking sheet.
  • Roast for about 50–60 minutes (start checking at 30 minutes).
  •  Beets are done when a fork can be very easily inserted into them.
  • Once cooked, open foil, and let beets cool enough to handle.
  • The thick outer skin should slide off fairly easily by squeezing with your hands.
  • Slice beets in half, then into bite size wedges.
  •  Toss with oil, lemon juice, onions, salt, and pepper, and include any additions. Serve salad warm or chilled.

Serves 2–4 as a side salad. Prep time, 10 minutes; cook time, 50–60 minutes.

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