By Dr. Janet Brill
Earthy beets are a beautiful side dish when roasted, peeled, and topped with a lemony vinaigrette and fresh parsley.
Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place the beets in the dish and cover tightly with foil. Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake the beets for about 1 hour or until they are tender when pierced with a fork or thin knife. Remove from oven and allow to cool to the touch.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper for the dressing. When the beets are cool enough to handle, peel and slice the beets, arranging the slices on a platter. Drizzle with vinaigrette and garnish with parsley.
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Per each beet with 1 teaspoon vinaigrette:
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