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Orange-Balsamic Beets with Basil

Prep time 13 mins
Cook time 1 hr
Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
The aroma of fresh orange fills the air as olive oil is infused with orange rind. The infused oil adds a touch of sweetness to the beets.

Ingredients

  • 8 small beets (about 1 3/4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 91
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • protein 2.2 g
  • carbohydrate 13.7 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 178 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 36 %
  • fiber 3.9 g
  • calcium 26 mg

How to Make It

  1. Leave root and 1 inch of stem on beets; scrub with a brush. Place in a large Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain.

  2. . Place oil and orange rind in a small nonstick skillet, and cook over low heat 5 minutes or until oil is fragrant. Remove from heat.

  3. . Trim off beet roots. Rub off skins, and cut each beet into 4 wedges. Combine beets, infused oil, basil, and remaining ingredients in a bowl, tossing gently to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and chill.

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