Think you don't like beets? Were you served mushy canned beets as a kid and you're scared to even "go there"?! Now's the time to give them another chance. Roasting beets brings out their natural sweetness and gives them a nice crunch. Paired with garlic and fresh cilantro, these gourmet Mediterranean Beets with Garlic are nothing like the kind your mother used to make you eat!
Beets are a powerhouse of nutrition! They are rich in antioxidants and nitric oxide which research shows can help with vasodilation. This means it relaxes the inner muscles of your blood vessels causing them to widen and increase blood flow. This can be helpful for high blood pressure and even erectile dysfunction.
You'll find local beets during the late summer and fall at your local farmers market and your grocery store shelves. Don't just walk by! Beets might be your new favorite vegetable.
Mediterranean Beets with Garlic
Paired with garlic and fresh cilantro, these gourmet Mediterranean Beets with Garlic are nothing like the kind your mother used to make you eat!
- Author: Maria Ushakova, Chef for EatLove
- Yield: 4 servings
- Category: Side Dish
- Diet: Vegan
- 2 pounds red beets
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 pinches salt
- 2 handfuls cilantro, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- To roast the beets, place them on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for one hour or until you can easily pierce them with a fork.
- Peel and chop the beets. Place them in a bowl. Add chopped garlic, olive oil and chopped cilantro. Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 91
- Sodium: 315 mg
- Fat: 3 g
- Carbohydrates: 16
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 3 g
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