In Season: Beets and Fresh Mint

Beets in the south are typically pickled and preserved in mason jars. It was not until recently I discovered how much more I enjoyed them roasted. I was given some burpee golden beets and they were added to garnish a bowl of chili. Rich and meaty roasted beets are entirely different from the pickled variety. I roast mine in the oven wrapped in foil. After they roast, the skin easily peels off and they are ready to be added to a salad or a spiced soup.

This featured recipe was created by Andrea Giang and is a colorful way to serve roasted beets. She recommends it as a simple weeknight dinner option. Get her full recipe here.

Pasta, roasted beets, beet greens, broccolini, mushrooms, garlic and mint.

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For additional beet recipes, yellow beets are a wonderful addition to this staple pasta recipe. Add walnuts and goat cheese crumbles.

Red beets are delicious on toast with this goat cheese spread.

Try this easy method for roasting beets.

There is also a version of grilled cheese featuring beets and a pizza recipe with beets.

{Photos used with permission from Andrea Giang }