Roasted Beets with Pistachios, Herbs and Orange

Roasted Beets with Pistachios, Herbs and Orange Recipe
Fredrika Stjärne
Beets are a no-brainer for healthy meals since they taste great even when they're simply roasted with a little oil. Naomi Pomeroy goes beyond that, topping red and golden beet slices with a lively mixed-herb dressing, pistachios and celery leaves.

Yield:

8
Total time: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Active: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

Ingredients

3 pounds medium beets, preferably a mix of colors
1 3-inch cinnamon stick, broken into 3 or 4 pieces
2 bay leaves
1 cup water
1 large shallot, minced
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
Salt
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
1/4 cup chopped tarragon
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup chopped chives
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped unsalted roasted pistachios
1/4 cup celery leaves, for garnish

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 375°. Arrange the beets in a roasting pan and add the cinnamon, bay leaves and water. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 1 hour, until the beets are tender; transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet and let cool; discard the liquid and spices.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the shallot, vinegar and a large pinch of salt. Let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in the orange zest, tarragon, parsley, chives and oil; season with salt.

Peel and trim the beets and slice them 1/4 inch thick. Arrange the beet slices in overlapping rows on a platter. Stir the herb dressing and spoon it over the beets. Scatter the pistachios and celery leaves on top and serve.

Naomi Pomeroy,

Food & Wine

March 2012
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