Spicy Roasted Beets

Spicy Roasted Beets

1 lb of mixed red and yellow baby beets (peeled and trimmed), cut into small wedges
1 large shallot, finely minced
1/4" piece of ginger, peeled and finely minced
1/4 cup of honey, optional
juice of 1/2 lime (or lemon)
1/4 tsp ground cumin powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
pinch of red chili powder, optional
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tbsp oil, vegetable of canola
freshly chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200-205 deg C).

In a large mixing bowl, add the oil along with the honey and lime juice. Stir well with a whisk to combine and add the ginger and shallot. Next, add all of the spices (salt, pepper, ground cumin, garam masala and red chili powder). Mix well and add the baby beets. Toss gently to coat and transfer to a shallow oven proof baking dish. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and roast for 30 minutes. Then remove the foil and allow to roast uncovered for another 10-15 minutes until fork tender. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro leaves and serve.

Variation: Add some toasted walnut, almond or cashew pieces to the dish for an extra texture and crunch.

From: BellaOnline: The Voice of Women
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