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Roasted Spicy Beets


6 beets, cut into cubes or wedges about 1 inch in size with tops & root tip removed

¼ cup olive oil

Juice of ½ Lemon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup shelled pistachios or pumpkin seeds

1/8 teaspoon salt

*Light squeeze of honey, if desired


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a medium bowl, add olive oil & salt & stir until mixed
  • Toss beets & nuts in oil & mix until thoroughly coated, but not dripping
  • Add more oil if needed & then add lemon juice & toss
  • Sprinkle nutmeg & cinnamon & toss again until spices are well distributed
  • Pour onto a sheet pan
  • Roast until beets are tender with a little firmness (approx. 40-60 minutes)


Cover your cutting board with plastic wrap & use disposable gloves
Beets are wonderful, but the stains are stubborn 

*Optional:squeeze a thin ribbon of honey over beets—while naturally sweet, the honeyserves to caramelize the dish
Add after beets are cooked in a thin layer & broil for one minute

Recipe created with love by Annie Gillen, Certified Health Coach & Chef