Monday, June 16, 2008

Roasted Beets & Red Onions

roasted beets and red onions

Obligatory kitten news: we still have two girls, they seem fairly strong and they eat well when we feed them. So, I'm pretty hopeful, but as they're still so incredibly tiny, there's no knowing for sure if they'll pull through yet.

Now, for some food. This is a simple side dish that's incredible with some smokey grilled meat. Serve it with a cheese of some sort - goat's cheese or feta crumbled on top, or mashed with yogurt for a simple sauce, or this parmesan sauce. It'll be really lovely.

Roasted Beets & Red Onions
Serves 4 as a side dish

8 beets
4 red onions
3-4 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon - the juice and the zest
salt, pepper

Boil the beets without peeling them, for 20-25 minutes. They should still retain some bite, and not be mushy-soft. Peel and cut into wedges. Peel the onion and cut that into wedges as well. Place in an oven proof dish, drizzle generously with olive oil and lemon juice, and stir in the lemon zest, salt and pepper. Bake at 200°C for about 30 minutes.

Recipe in Swedish:
Rostade rödbetor och rödlök


Anonymous said...

Good news about the other kittens - hold on, girls!
Oh, and the beets look great. My DH is not too keen on roasted beets (well, I only made them once so far), but I am and am determined to try and convince him.

Coffee and Vanilla said...

I love roasted beets with onion, I add also carrots, then pour over maple balsamic vinegar dressing with thyme... :) I feel like to make it for dinner now!

Mary Anne Davis said...

Yummy looking beets. Can't wait to try...

Alicia Foodycat said...

I love roasted beetroot - especially with some goats cheese or feta and some toasted walnuts.

Dagmar said...

I'm glad the kittens are holding on.

I'll bookmark this for later this summer as I finally planted my beet seeds yesterday!


Hang in there gals!!! Giirrrrrl power...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for good idea Anne! I just was thinking, what to cook for supper today :) But I will steam a beets, I always steaming them instead of boiling.

Jeanne said...

Ooooh, roasted is the only way I like to eat beets and I love the idea of red onions added! Thanks for this :)

Nikki said...

I tried this for dinner tonight (along with a favorite chicken dish) and it was real good!

As I was preparing it, I didn't think it looked like it would be that great. And as I served it, I didn't think it looked like it would be that great.

But after a couple of bites, well, it grew on me! It's quite delicious and we'll have it again for SURE! Thanks!!