Roasted Golden Beets


Roasted Golden Beets  
Makes 8 servings

3 pounds golden beets, scrubbed well and dried, stem ends removed
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon blood-orange zest
6 tablespoons blood-orange juice
3 tablespoons extra-light olive oil
2¼ teaspoons salt
1¼ teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ cup chopped, toasted walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 400˚.
2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Rub beets generously with extra-virgin olive oil, and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, or until beets are tender. Cool slightly, then peel beets, and cut into 1-inch cubes. Place in a large bowl.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, extra-light olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic until well combined. Pour dressing over beets, and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle with walnuts. Serve warm.

These beautiful golden beets add warm color and rich flavor to your fall table.