Roasted Golden Beets with Orange and Thyme
Sweetened with honey and orange, these golden beets are healthy so easy to make! Try the leftovers in a salad with arugula and crumbled blue cheese (or your favorite vegan cheese to keep it vegan).
- 1 1/2 pounds beets
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 fresh orange juice
- 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
Preheat oven to 425 F. Scrub, peel, and cut the beets into 1-inch pieces.
Place cubed beets on large piece of foil on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil. Mix it all up with your hands (clean hands) and season with sea salt and ground pepper.
Fold foil around the beets and crimp the ends to form a packet. Roast until tender when pierced with a knife, about 45 minutes.
Transfer beets to a large bowl and drizzle with red-wine vinegar, honey and orange juice. Top with finely grated orange zest and fresh thyme leaves. *I adjusted these ingredients to my taste.