Roasted Beets With Basil

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Roasted Beets With Basil

Delicious Roasted Beets With Basil recipe is an amazing way to enjoy beets. They are healthy and full of flavor!

Roasted Beets With Basil Recipe


Oven roasting beets is a delicious way to prepare beets. I love to roast them to bring out their sweetness, then toss in a citrus and fresh herbs, so delicious. You will find that even a picky eater enjoys beets served this way. You can serve these as a side or you can add them to salads.

What Are The Health Benefits Of Beets?

Beets are very healthy for you. They are full of antioxidants and help reduce the risk of cancer, alleviate indigestion, reduce inflammation and prevents anemia.

Beets are also a great source of fiber, magnesium, iron, manganese, potassium, phosphorus and Vitamin B6. See more health benefits here. I  love to juice beets with ginger and apples (recipe here)

Roasted Beets With Basil

I got these delicious beets from a local farm on our way home from spending the day in St. Augustine. The farm had so many fresh vegetables and berries. I was overjoyed. I bought different kinds of cabbages, turnips, greens of all sorts kale, mustards, collards, new potatoes, strawberries,  and beets!

I love eating from farm to table. The food is so much better! One of the best things I love about Florida so far is the longer growing season. My neighbors are also very kind and I get surprises from their gardens, from oranges, grapefruits, lemons during the winter and now I’m getting string beans and blueberries.

I have started a garden and so excited to see what will do well here. So far I believe I water my plants too much because some of my vincas died. In my vegetable garden, so far I planted, tomatoes, okra, sweet potatoes, zucchini, potato, field peas. For fruit trees, I planted figs, persimmons, olives, blueberries and lots of herbs.

If you haven’t tried beet tops, you should the next time you purchase a bunch of beets. Cook it like you would kale, it’s not only delicious but it’s very nutritious! I love to cook it with onion, garlic, tomato, herbs, and salt.

Roasted Beets With Basil Recipe

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 114 kcal / 477 kJ
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbs: 26 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 1 h
  • Ready in: 1 h 5 min
  • For:
  • 4 people



  1. Preheat oven 425F. Cut off tops and roots of beets and reserve for steaming later (delicious).
  2. Wash beets and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Cover with foil paper and roast for 45 minutes-1 hour or until beets are tender when pierced with a fork
  4. Allow beets to cool for 15 minutes or until able to handle.
  5. Remove skin which will slip off and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  6. Place beets In a medium bowl, toss with basil, lemon juice maple syrup and salt.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Hannah B.
    July 10, 2020

    Obsessed with this recipe. Simple, perfect pairing of fresh flavors…. and used up a couple things in my CSA box. Officially adding it to my repertoire!

  2. masala girl |
    May 22, 2016

    yum i love that you mixed them with basil! i’ll have to try that!

  3. Donna
    May 16, 2016

    I am in love with oven roasted beets – love the sound of adding in some basil for an extra kick. Delicious

  4. Manju | Cooking Curries
    May 16, 2016

    My favorite vegetable and favorite way of cooking it. Love it!

  5. Molly Kumar
    May 15, 2016

    What a great combination, I’ve never tried beets with basil, but it looks so good.

  6. Mel @
    May 13, 2016

    Roasted beets are like nature’s candy. I just can’t stop eating them!

  7. Uma
    May 13, 2016

    Yes I agree the oven roasted beets will be delicious with some plain yogurt! Looks yum!

  8. Jenn
    May 13, 2016

    Love that deep color! Farm to table is the best and roasted beets are too. I know quite a few people who would love this recipe!

  9. Hedi
    May 13, 2016

    The colour is unbelievable! I love beetroot!

  10. Aimee
    May 13, 2016

    I always swoon over the colour of beetroot, so beautiful! Love the idea of pairing it with basil :-)

  11. Ginny McMeans
    May 12, 2016

    These would be a beautiful and different side dish. Love the ingredients and then roasting those beauties.

  12. Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
    May 12, 2016

    I’ve never been much of a beet fan but always admire the gorgeous color they have. Pictures are so pretty with them. That flavor combo you have going with the basil, lemon and maple is so good though!!

  13. Kelly @ TastingPage
    May 12, 2016

    I love the rich color and taste from roasting beets. The basil is a nice touch that I have to try next time!