Roasted Beets with Honey Balsamic Glaze

Side Dishes.
The same pigment that gives beets their vibrant colour is also responsible for many of their health benefits thanks potent cancer fighting properties.  Preparing beets can be messy - use lemon juice to remove the stains that beet juice can leave on your hands, countertop and cutting board. 

Roasted Beets with Honey Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredients
2 large beets, trimmed and peeled (about 1.8 lb/0.8 kg)
2 tbsp olive oil
1/8 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp honey

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Slice peeled and washed beets in half lengthwise; cut into ¼-inch slices.  Place beets in a large mixing bowl; toss with 1 tbsp olive oil and sea salt.  Arrange beets in a single layer on a baking sheet.  Place in the oven the bake until beets are firm, but can easily be pierced with a fork, about 45-55 minutes. 

Meanwhile in small saucepan whisk together 1 tbsp olive oil, balsamic vinegar and honey.  Bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat.  Remove from heat.

When beets are cooked, remove from oven and arrange on a serving dish; drizzle with honey balsamic glaze. Serve warm.

Serves 6. Per serving: 123 cal, 2 g pro, 5 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 19 g carb, 3 g fibre, 0 mg chol, 154 mg sodium

Excellent source of: folate

Good source of: potassium

Low in saturated fat and cholesterol

Source: Leslie Beck's Longevity Diet