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.
How to prepare my citrus honey roasted beets
- PREPARATION TIME: 10 mins
- COOK TIME: 30 mins
- TOTAL TIME: 40 mins
- TIPS: Fresh citrus juices & raw honey sweeten up these earthy beets.
- AUTHOR: Trisha
- RECIUPE TYPE: Vegetable
- SERVES: 4-6
- 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.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that honey should not be fed to infants one year & younger. This would include raw honey & honey that is baked into items. The AAP statement says, “Raw or unpasteurized honey (Infants younger than 12 months should avoid all sources of honey).” AAP Pediatric Nutrition Handbook. Please use your own discretion when feeding your children honey. A substitute of pure maple syrup would be acceptable for this recipe.181