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Grilled Beets With Feta Recipe

It’s funny. It seems like with beets, people either love them or hate them. And of the people that hate them, I find that most haven’t ever actually had fresh beets. If you fall into the latter category, my condolences and I urge you to give fresh, wonderful beets a try. Seriously.

Now for those of us who love them, it’s a whole different ballgame. Boiled with a touch of salt? Perfection! Roasted? Even better. But tonight, oh tonight, I found something better and more wonderful – Roasted beets! With rosemary! And feta! The salted and peppered beets pick up a lot of the rosemary flavor, blending and melding in a wonderful, harmonious symphony of flavor. And then the creamy, but slightly salty feta just makes it burst in your mouth.

So. Good. These qualify as one of those OMG dishes where the serving might be for two people, but chances are you will eat them all yourself. Don’t worry, I won’t tell.

Looking for more delicious beet recipes? Try these:

Grilled Beets with Feta

Grilled Beets with Feta

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch beets
 (about 2 cups)
  • 1 5-inch piece of rosemary
  • 
1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

Clean the beets and remove the tops (save then for another use!). Slice into 1/4-inch rounds.

Set a large (think about a foot and a half long) sheet of aluminum foil on the counter. In the center, layer the beets with the rosemary (on the stalk) in the center). Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Close the aluminum foil into a sealed packet.

Place the beet pack on a hot grill (direct flame). Let cook for 20-25 minutes until tender.

Remove the beets from the packet (carefully! it will be hot!) and place in a bowl. Discard the rosemary sprig. Sprinkle with feta and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 397mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g
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Susan

Thursday 6th of September 2012

This is the first time I am cooking beets...do I peel them or slice w/o peeling?

Sarah W. Caron

Thursday 6th of September 2012

Hi Susan, I usually just give them a good scrub with my hands under running water and then slice 'em up. Best, Sarah

Jen

Thursday 5th of July 2012

Fabulous - I had people eating beets last night that didn't think they even liked them! And it couldn't be much easier.

Glad I found it - albeit 3 years late :)

Sarah W. Caron

Saturday 7th of July 2012

Best compliment. Thank you! And so glad you enjoyed them.

Lauren

Tuesday 6th of July 2010

made these last night... they were delicious! .-= Lauren´s last blog ..pesto =-.

Nina

Monday 10th of August 2009

OK everyone, these are a "10"! Tried them last nite just as written. Used beets that had gotten a little large, peeled them and cut in slightly larger than 1/4" slices, on the grill for 45 minutes. The rosemary was such a wonderful fragrant & flavorful compliment...and the feta, Oh My...everyone loved them! Thanks for a great recipe!

ASHLEA

Monday 6th of July 2009

I had beets for the first time last week and have been dreaming about them ever since... this sounds so great with feta cheese! I will have to try them for sure (now that I am not scared of them anymore!)