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Sweet n’ Savory Roasted Root Vegetables

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

As a child, the only beets I encountered were pickled, dark red and came from a can. Notice that I said, “encountered”, because I did not eat these beets….I just couldn’t get past the appearance, texture and smell. To me, beets were “grown-up” food, but even as an adult, I just couldn’t bring myself to expand my food experiences to include beets.

Then, I discovered roasted, golden beets, and my taste buds rejoiced. There is a mellow sweetness to these beets that when paired with their firm texture, elevates golden beets from side-dish status and makes them the highlight of the meal. Roasting them in combination with other root vegetables such as parsnips and sweet potatoes, creates a dish that just might elevate beets to one of your favorite vegetables.

Sweet n’ Savory Roasted Root Vegetables

Root Vegetables
2 large golden beets
2 large parsnips
2 large sweet potatoes

Basic Marinade
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Montreal Steak Seasoning

Added spices
½ teaspoon garam masala
½ teaspoon dried dill weed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Wash the beets, parsnips and sweet potatoes and pat dry. Use a vegetable peeler to peel all the vegetables and cut them into cubes approximately 1 inch in size.

Mix the olive oil and Montreal Steak Seasoning in a large bowl. Add the cubed root vegetables and use a large spatula to coat the vegetables with the oil and steak seasoning. Sprinkle the dill weed and then the garam masala over the coated root vegetables and stir gently with the spatula to distribute the spices.

Spoon the herbed root vegetables onto the parchment-covered rimmed baking sheet. Distribute the vegetables to arrange in a single layer. Roast in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until fork tender.

Serve warm.

One Response to “Sweet n’ Savory Roasted Root Vegetables”

  1. Rose Hood Says:

    My husband loves this! Looking forward to preparing it many times, especially because it is so healthy in addition to being delightfully tasty! Thank you, Ninevah!!!!!