This was a recipe I really felt I needed to revisit. Honestly, I just love these citrus and honey roasted beets & the goat cheese was a welcome addition. Maybe the only beets you’ve ever seen are the squishy canned ones. Maybe you’ve walked by a beet in the store & not even known what it was. Well, get ready to fall into beet heaven! Beets actually come in two colors – golden & red. Use one color or both for this recipe! My kids love beets & I bet your kids will too.
I can’t very well have a website called Eat Your Beets & not have at least one stellar beet recipe so I thought I’d start you off easy. Beets have a wonderful earthy taste. They can be shredded raw on salads, juiced, made into a delicious baby puree, roasted with other root veggies into a fragrant side dish or sweetened up with citrus juice & raw honey*. Roasting beets is a wonderful way to introduce them to kids. Roasting brings out all the sweetness of the beets & makes them soft enough for even toddlers to enjoy.
Citrus and Honey Roasted Beets
- 4 large beets (approx. 4 cups cubed)
- ¼ cup Shallots, diced
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon raw honey (pure maple syrup may be substituted)
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- ¼ cup Orange Juice + reserved Zest
- Generous pinch of salt
- 4 oz Goat Cheese
- First, pre heat oven to 400.
- Then, wash & scrub your beets. Cut off tops & tails & then peel the skin. Chop beets into bite size cubes.
- In a cast iron skillet, sauté shallots in olive oil.
- Add the cubed beets & coat well in oil.
- Cover the beets with the honey & juice.
- Take the skillet from the stove top to the oven & roast for 30 minutes until beets are soft.
- Remove from the oven & let cool slightly before topping with crumbled goat cheese.
- Serve warm.