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!!
- 8-10 beets
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- 10-12 basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 425
Individually wrap each beet in a foil packet drizzled with olive oil - the beet not the packet 🙂
Roast for about 1 hour, depending on size, let cool
Peel, then dice, slice, cube, or whatever floats your boat.
Toss in balsamic
Garnish with basli
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
We grew beets last year and I roasted them all in balsamic. They are delcious, but man do they make a mess. I was purple for days.
They sure are messy, Dannii, but totally worth it!
David @ Spiced
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!
Katalina @ Peas and Peonies
Homegrown beets are the best, my grandparents have a tone of them and I love them raw or roasted with some feta cheese, pure perfection!
You are one lucky girl with all the homegrown things your grandparents have! I love them with feta and goat cheese is good too!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
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
Manali @ CookWithManali
wow that’s so fantastic, growing your own beets, that must feel fantastic Rachelle! I love roasted beets, yum!
Thanks Manali! It was totally fun to grow my own beets!
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!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Wow! This is awesome to grow your own beets! Homemade roasted beets with balsamic vinegar = WOW! Nothing can beat this refreshing, healthy and delish meal! Lovely share, Rachelle! Have a great weekend! 🙂
Thanks Anu! You have a fantastic weekend too!
cali @ cali's cuisine
Beets are one of those things that I really want to like, but for some reason I just can’t! Even as an adult. My husband LOVES beets. I’ll have to roast some for him!
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! 🙂
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I’ve never even thought to grow beets, Rachelle! This is such a good idea. Beets are one dish that I love, but always forget to make. I love the color of yours!
This is my first beet harvest, Gayle and super fun! Thanks girl!
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!
Yes, I certainly did! Good job on the basil! 🙂
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Hooray for you and your garden! Nothing better than growing your own…oh, maybe eating what you’ve grown! These beets looks perfect!
Thanks Kathy! It was so awesome to grow my own beets! 🙂
Kennedy Cole| KCole's Creative Corner
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! 😀
Thanks Kennedy! It’s so exciting to grow and cook your own food, right?!?!
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel
I love growing beets! They’re pretty easy and SO yummy! Roasting them is definitely the best way to go. I love pairing them with balsamic, blue cheese and walnuts!
Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
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! 🙂
Tania | My Kitchen Stories
I would just love to grow beets. Aren’t they glorious. I like only peas as much as beets :). And roasting them is the bomb
Thanks Tania! And thanks for visiting! I agree that beets are totally glorious!