Slow Roasted Beets With Goat Cheese And Honey
It has taken me years to like beets, however knowing the amazing health benefits of beets I put my imagination and oven to work and came up with this simple recipe. I love pretty much anything low and slow-roasted, add honey and goat cheese and I’m pretty much sold !
The beautiful colors of these beets and the way they are almost caramelized make it a fav, if you had baby beets they can be done whole.
The health benefits of beets are undeniably amazing and a definite must have in your diet.
Be careful with juicing them though as the detoxing effects can hit quick and hard …. so start slow and mix with other juices first.
Antioxidant Benefits of Beets
What’s most striking about beets is not the fact that they are rich in antioxidants; what’s striking is the unusual mix of antioxidants that they contain. We’re used to thinking about vegetables as rich in antioxidant carotenoids, and in particular, beta-carotene; among all well-studied carotenoids, none is more commonly occurring in vegetables than beta-carotene.
When it comes to antioxidant phytonutrients that give most red vegetables their distinct color, we’ve become accustomed to thinking about anthocyanins. (Red cabbage, for example, gets it wonderful red color primarily from anthocyanins.) Beets demonstrate their antioxidant uniqueness by getting their red color primarily from betalain antioxidant pigments (and not primarily from anthocyanins). Coupled with their status as a very good source of the antioxidant manganese and a good source of the antioxidant vitamin C, the unique phytonutrients in beets provide antioxidant support in a different way than other antioxidant-rich vegetables. While research is largely in the early stage with respect to beet antioxidants and their special benefits for eye health and overall nerve tissue health, we expect to see study results showing these special benefits and recognizing beets as a standout vegetable in this area of antioxidant support.
Read More On Beets Here
*For the record growing beets is about the easiest thing next to dandelions.
- olive oil ( enough to coat the beets thoroughly)
- balsamic vinegar tbsp
- 2 cloves garlic
- honey 2 tbsp
- pinch of Himalayan salt
- 200g goat cheese
- Greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 300
- Peel beets and cut into large cubes
- Mix olive oil balsamic honey and salt together and stir until blended
- Pour mixture on beets and coat well
- Cover and place in oven for about 2 hours
- Remove cover and cook for another half hour
- Crumble goat cheese on top
- Finish with a dollop of Greek yogurt
Recipe Credit: Jennifer rice