Roasted Beets with Toasted Pecans (04.01.15)

Posted at 11:32 AM, Apr 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-01 19:33:41-04
  • 12 beets
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Remove roots from beets. Peel each one with a vegetable peeler. Cut the beets in 1 1/2-inch chunks.

Place the cut beets on a baking sheet and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, turning once, until the beets are tender. Five minutes before beets are done, add pecans to a dry frying pan. Toast over low heat for 4-5 minutes.

Heat 1 tablespoons of oil in a different frying pan. Saute the shallot with salt and pepper for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Whisk in orange marmalade, juice and remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Remove beets from the oven and immediately toss with the shallot and orange vinaigrette. Sprinkle with pecans. Serve immediately.

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