Roasted Beets with Cashew Yogurt is easy to make, full of nutrients, and tastes delicious!
This is another recipe in my series of simple, basic vegetable recipes. Most people need to eat more vegetables. A stellar main dish often becomes the star of the dinner show, leaving single vegetables to be forgotten or neglected sides. My aim here is to show you what I think is the best way to prepare each of these single vegetables.
- If you’ve missed the others, you can catch up with
- Brussels sprouts,
- carrots, and
- potatoes so far. These recipes are easy ways to make individual vegetables shine without a lot of work.
Beets are high in vitamin C, fibre, potassium, and manganese. A naturopathic doctor had me drink beet juice every day, when I was searching for a solution to my rosacea problem. Read more about that here.
We grow beets in our garden each summer. I find them an easy crop, since my husband does the weeding! We plant a package of seeds. As they start to come up, we thin some of them out to give the remaining ones more room to grow. Then in the fall, we pull them up, cut the tops off, spread them out on the lawn, and hose them down with the garden hose to wash the dirt off. Keeping the beets out of direct sunlight, we just let the excess moisture from washing evaporate. Then we pack them into tubs, covering each layer with sand. The tubs are stored in our cold-cellar, an unheated, underground space under our porch. As of the time of writing in mid-March, our beets from last fall are still in great condition!
Do not try to make this recipe with boiled beets. The key to this dish is the beautiful beet flavour retained during the roasting process. You can get the recipe for the Cashew Yogurt here. Roasted Beets with Cashew Yogurt is great either warm or cold as a salad!
Here’s a little video showing how to roast the beets and make this easy side dish:
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