' Roasted Beets w/ herbs and Feta - Vino Mas

Roasted Beets w/ herbs and Feta

  • 1 pound trimmed red beets (about 3-4  Large beets), scrubbed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoon honey + more for drizzling
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest plus 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼  to ½ cups feta cheese or goat cheese, crumbled

How to Make It:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Arrange beets, stem ends up, in a medium Dutch oven. Add 1/2 cup water. Drizzle beets evenly with 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and transfer to preheated oven; bake until beets are tender when pierced with a knife, about 1 hour. Uncover; let beets cool at room temperature at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. Peel beets; discard skins. Cut beets into 1-inch wedges.
  2. Whisk together honey, vinegar, orange zest and juice, remaining oil, and remaining salt in a large bowl. Add beet wedges; toss to coat. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl; sprinkle with mint and parsley, drizzle with Honey and  Top with cheese.

Make Ahead
Roasted, peeled, and sliced beets may be covered and refrigerated up to 1 day.

Paired with Slo Down Sauv Blanc

Adapted from Food and Wine April 2020

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