Roasted Beets – Homegrown!!

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Y’all, I have the most exciting news!




I grew beets!   No joke! I’m sorry if that isn’t as exciting to you as it is to me, but I’ve never really grown anything but basil.  Oh, and a couple of serrano peppers for Chris.  And you’ve met me, right? I LOVE and totally HEART beets!




I also grew some random tomatoes.  The tomatoes that are growing best in my garden right now are not actually in my garden.  They are growing by the side of my house where I tossed some unattractive tomatoes last summer.  Now the’re ginormous plants with green tomatoes all over them ready to explode into a welcome invasion of red tomatoes that I’m not sure what in tarnation I’ll do with.




So yay me for growing some beets!  I kept them true to their best flavor and roasted them.  Then I just tossed them with some basil and balsamic and put them in a bowl.




I’m glad I did.


Roasted Beets – Homegrown!!

Roasted Beets – Homegrown!!


  • 8-10 beets
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10-12 basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Individually wrap each beet in a foil packet drizzled with olive oil - the beet not the packet 🙂
  3. Roast for about 1 hour, depending on size, let cool
  4. Peel, then dice, slice, cube, or whatever floats your boat.
  5. Toss in balsamic
  6. Garnish with basli
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30 Responses to Roasted Beets – Homegrown!!

  1. We grew beets one year, but I think we planted them too close together because they were pretty small. I’m impressed with your version! My wife loves her some roasted beets, so maybe we’ll have to plant some again next summer. 🙂

    • Your wife could be my soul sister with her love of roasted beets! I actually like the small ones the best!

    • You are one lucky girl with all the homegrown things your grandparents have! I love them with feta and goat cheese is good too!

  2. Well, congratulations Rachelle! You brew your own beer AND you grow your own beets? I bow down to your greatness! I cant grow anything for shiiii. And I have yet to brew my own beer (Obvi that is going to change VERY soon thanks to YOU!) Your beets look PERFECT! I love that you kept it simple and let their truly delicious flavor shine by roasting them and tossing them with a few scrumptious ingredients! This is a bowl of heaven! Oh, as for the plethora of tomatoes you are about to have- you can ALWAYS send some to me!! 😉 <3 Cheers, girlfriend!

    • Thanks girl! I can’t wait to brew some beer with you! If you get bored on Sunday let me know! We are firing up some beer production over here! Beets are so delicious on their own, you don’t need to mess with perfection in my opinion that is not always so humble. 🙂 I’ll save you some tomatoes! Cheers! xoxo

  3. YES! Yay for you(!) growing those beets! I love them, too – though I’ve never grown them. Have really only ate them from a can – so I can imagine the splendor of home grown! I used to eat them two ways…savory with salt, pepper and vinegar; sweet with sprinkled sugar. What do you think?! You rock my friend – I need to grow something.

    • Thanks Annie! I’m a proud mama of my homegrown beets! Savory or sweet – I LOVE! I totally don’t want to pick a fave of my babies! I love them sooooooo much, but I may prefer them roasted and sweet! Shhhh. I don’t love greens, but Chris does, so I sauteed up the greens with garlic for him too!

    • I LOVE beets, but I know a lot of people don’t. Your husband will love you more than he already does if you roast some for him! 🙂

  4. You grew your own beets? That’s awesome! This recipe is one that I can eat (no dairy). Ha! I didn’t grow my beets but I did grow my own basil. One star for me. This was so easy and so good! I love beets. Looking for more recipes. Thanks!

  5. These look great, Rachelle! I love how simple they are! Oh and I totally get what all the excitement was about! I remember that I was totally ecstatic when my first row of green beans came in 😉 Thanks for sharing this simple, yet gorgeous side dish! 😀

  6. That’s great – congrats! I wish I could grow produce… or anything for that matter. I have such a brown thumb, I’ve even killed bamboo, if you can believe it!

    Love this simple yet elegant way to prepare your homegrown beets. Let those beauties shine 😉

    • Don’t feel bad. I’ve killed bamboo too, so I can totally believe it. I’m getting much better with a garden! Thanks so much for your kind words! 🙂

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