If you love the sweet, earthy flavor of beets but think you don't have time to cook them on a weeknight, you'll appreciate this fast microwave method. Wrapping peeled beet wedges in parchment paper allows them to steam to tender perfection in less than half the time it would take to roast them.

Adam Hickman
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Credit: Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Catherine Crowell Steele; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe Summary

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Wrap beets in microwave-safe parchment paper. Microwave at HIGH until tender, 11 to 12 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, peel orange; cut into segments, and discard membranes. Combine beets, orange segments, and cannellini beans on a small platter. Sprinkle evenly with cilantro, vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

103 calories; fat 0.7g; mono fat 0.1g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 6g; iron 2mg; sodium 229mg; calcium 41mg; sugars 9g.