Beets and Basil

http://greenlitebites.com/2014/07/11/beets-and-basil/
Basil and beets plated

This is such a basic idea I almost wasn’t going to share it but then I figured, why not?

Sometimes I think we overcomplicate food. This is a reminder to myself to keep it simple.

The reactions from the family were pretty typical.

The Husband just ate them. No questions anymore. I won him over with roasted beets a few years ago — click here.

The 9-Year-Old was unimpressed with all the green “stuff” on them. He picked off the basil and ate a full serving of beets. NO COAXING NEEDED!

Huge win. HUGE.

All my hard work with him is starting to pay off. There are WAY fewer arguments at the dinner table.

The 3-Year-Old, well, he needed a bit of persuasion.

3 year old with beets

I had to enlist the one-bite rule. He put it in his mouth, made a face, and ate it.

Then asked if his tongue was purple. lol

Beets and BasilI’ll convert him. Sooner or later.

I always do.

Anyway, super simple but maybe it will inspire you to roast some beets this summer! I really liked the basil and beet combo. It was earthy and fresh and just plain yummy.

Beets don’t need much. They really are that good!

Toss the beets with the oil, basil, and salt.

That’s it!

Nothing fancy but really tasty.

I served mine alongside sweet potato fries and a burger.

Basil and beets plated

I’m off to the beach tomorrow but I hope to share my new spicy coleslaw while I’m there. I’ve made it 3 times this week and plan on keeping my beach house fridge stocked!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 1/4 of the recipe ~ 125g
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
75 3g 4g old: 1 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
8g 0g 12g 2g
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  1. Rosa

    Hi Roni!

    I just happened to have a couple of beets in the fridge and a bush of basil on hand and suddenly rememberd this post. I also had some goatb-milk cheese and was inspired to make a super fresh salad, perfect for a hot summer day. I just left the salt out as there’s enough of it in the cheese.
    Have you tried the combination of beets and goat cheese? It’s truly a match made in heaven!

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