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Roasted Balsamic Rosemary Beets

Balsamic rosemary beets are sweet tasting and delicious. First, the beets are tossed with a balsamic rosemary marinade. Then they’re roasted in the oven for about an hour. The result is a simple side dish full of flavor. Pair this with chicken, turkey, or steak.

close up of roasted balsamic rosemary beets

Roasted Balsamic Rosemary Beets

This is an easy side dish with simple ingredients. We had this with honey garlic salmon, but you could serve it with anything really. Recipes like this also pair wonderfully with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

I love cooking root vegetables because they’re fast to prep, easy to roast and inexpensive at the grocery store.

First, the beets are coated with a simple balsamic rosemary marinade. Then they’re roasted for 50-60 minutes in the oven.

CHEF TIP: To cook the beets even faster, chop them into small bite-size pieces. The smaller the pieces, the faster they will cook. My pieces were a bit larger which took about 60 minutes to bake.

There are three main types of beets: red beets, golden beets (these are a deep yellow color) and striped beets. I found my striped beets at my local farmers market. You can choose two different varieties to create a beautiful presentation.

roasted red beets and striped beets in a white bowl with chopped rosemary sprinkled on top.

Roasted Balsamic Rosemary Beets Ingredients

You only need four ingredients to make this recipe:

  • Beets – You can use a variety of different types of beets. I used red beets and striped beets. You can also use golden beets (they’re yellow).
  • Rosemary – You can use fresh rosemary or dried rosemary.
  • Balsamic Vinegar – You’ll need 2 Tbsp of balsamic vinegar.
  • Avocado Oil – You’ll need 2 Tbsp of avocado oil or other cooking oil.
Roasted beets in a white casserole dish with a wooden spoon. A kitchen towel is beside it.

How To Roast Beets

This recipe uses a simple marinade to add more flavor to the beets. Here’s how to make it:

  1. Prep – Peel and slice the beets into small chunks that are the same size.
  2. Make Marinade – In a small bowl, combine avocado oil, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, salt and pepper. Add the beets to a large bowl along with marinade. Toss together until evenly coated.
  3. Roast Beets – Add the beets to a baking dish and bake at 400°F for 50-60 minutes.

You can see full instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. Just keep scrolling.

Close detail of cooked red beets and striped beets with a large wooden spoon.

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Balsamic Rosemary Beets

Balsamic rosemary beets are sweet, earthy and delicious. First, the beets are tossed with a balsamic rosemary marinade. Then they're roasted in the oven for about an hour. The result is a simple side dish full of flavor. Pair this with chicken, turkey, or steak.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 141kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 beets - red, golden or striped beets
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary - minced
  • salt and pepper - to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Peel and slice the beets into chunks that are the same size. Add to a bowl along with avocado oil (or other cooking oil), balsamic vinegar, and minced rosemary. Season with salt and pepper and toss everything together.
    Note: The larger the chunks, the longer they will take to cook.
  • Pour into a casserole dish and spread out into a single layer.
  • Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • Remove foil for the last 15 minutes. Beets are done if soft when poked with a fork. Serve while still warm, and enjoy!
Nutrition
Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Info Note: The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes and the size and number of what you make. The nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands you choose and the ingredients you use.

If you’re looking for more specific details (for example, to track your macros) then I recommend adding specific brand ingredients and this recipe to a food tracker app on your phone.

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