It is a January winter day here in New Jersey. Christmas is over and Valentine’s Day is not until next month. When my friend invited us to dinner she asked me to bring a vegetable. Honestly, I thought, I cannot look at another squash recipe. I need some jewel tones in my life. I came across this recipe in Lemon, Love & Olive Oil and modified it to make it my own. I hope you enjoy it and it brightens up your plate.
ROASTED BEETS AND CARROTS WITH MINT
- 3 golden beets
- 3 purple beets
- 8 carrots
- 2 cups full fat greek yogurt
- juice of 1 lemon (I used a Meyer lemon)
- EVOO, I like Bertolli first pressed
- salt and pepper
- handful of fresh mint
- Peel the carrots
- Slice the beets into quarters
- On seperate sheet pans cover the vegetables in olive oil
- Roast at 375 degrees, the carrots will probably be done in 30 minutes, and the beets in 45 minutes to 1 hour
- When the vegetables have cooled slice the carrots into large chunks
- Peel the beets and slice into large chunks
- Spread a thick layer of yogurt over a large platter
- Place the carrots and beets on the yogurt
- Drizzle with the juice of the lemon
- Taste for salt and pepper and add as needed
- Sprinkle with mint leaves
- Serve and enjoy at room temperature!
38 responses to “Beautiful Beets – a bright spot on dreary winter days.”
That looks so good and so colorful. YUM!
Thanks Jeanne. We really enjoyed the dish. No leftovers, the highest compliment.
No leftovers is definitely high praise indeed. You inspired me. I make something similar with my beets last night for dinner, only I mixed in some onions and Brussels sprouts. YUM! 🙂
I’ll bet that was delicious. I am a fan of sprouts.
Thank you. it was good. I love Brussels sprouts and beets too.
They do look like jewels on the plate!
I was so excited when I put it together to see how beautiful it looked.
I love beets! Thank you for this terrific recipe.
You are most welcome.
Roasted beets! #yum. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.
Annette, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and read and comment.
That looks wonderful, though not sure I’m inspired enough to eat… beets!
I think you would enjoy them. They are really very sweet especially roasted.
This is the perfect recipe after all the holiday indulgences . Thank you for sharing.
You are right about that. And, you are most welcome.
This is such a great way of serving roasted root vegetables. Love the colors and flavors. 🙂
Thanks so much Ronit. We really enjoyed the flavors.
It’s so pretty! I love roasted root veggies, unfortunately the husband distains them…uhhh
Oh Antionette, that is a shame. I enjoy all root vegetables too. Fortunately their is very little that Dom won’t eat.
We love beets! Such a beautiful bouquet of veggies. Sounds delicious.
I love golden beets and this recipe is veery colourful–definitely my veggie side tonight! Thank you 🙂
I hope you enjoy every sweet bite. Thanks for stopping by.
So colourful and yummy! Only I wish my husband would enjoy beets!
Oh that’s a shame Angie. They are such a delicious cold weather vegetable. Thanks for stopping by.
Not only beautiful, but so good for you!
And delicious – I just love when that happens😂
Looks great, looks healthy, looks yummy too! 😋😍 Gotta try this!
Yes, it checks off all those boxes. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.
This looks wonderful. I love beets. Hubby doesn’t but that’s Ok, I get to eat them all myself!
We love beets every which way.. This looks and sounds so delicious..
So pretty! And I love the addition of mint, which must really wake up the taste buds.
This is lovely! I hope everyone enjoyed it. I had to learn to love beets – they always tasted like dirt to me! Fortunately I grew up.
What a delicious way to have beets!
Looks delicious, Bernadette. I never liked beets as a kid, but have grown to enjoy them now. And perfect comfort food for these cold days. Thanks for the recipe!
GM Diana, Dorothy and I were talking about how many people have the experience of disliking vegetables as children and we agreed it was because they were overcooked. I hope you enjoy this dish. It was a tasty as it was pretty.
Great point, Bernadette. My parents liked soggy vegetables, and still do!
What a beautiful side dish Bernadette, I’m sure your friend was delighted with your contribution to dinner!
I think this recipe is very healthy! Well shared ☺💕