This dish will look superb on your table anytime of year, but is especially good as a cool summertime course. The beets are served at room temperature with a chilled yogurt dressing.

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Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes. Chop coarsely.

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  • Butter aluminum foil. Pierce beets with a fork, and wrap with foil. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until tender. Cool.

  • In a medium bowl, beat yogurt until smooth. Mix in green chile pepper, coriander, and walnuts. Season to taste with salt. Chill for 30 minutes.

  • Peel beets, and quarter without cutting all the way through. Place in a serving dish, and spread open. Spoon dressing over beets, and garnish with cilantro, and minced red chile peppers.

Nutrition Facts

277 calories; protein 9.3g; carbohydrates 20.3g; fat 19.4g; cholesterol 23.6mg; sodium 160.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2005
This recipe may seem like a strange mix but my boyfriend called me a 'genius' when I served this as a side. I made the yogurt myself in my new yogurt-maker (hence the experimentation with strange yogurt uses) and cooked the foil-wrapped beets in a slow-cooker on low overnight. The outcome was fun interesting and packed with flavor. Read More
(8)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/20/2005
I did not care for the sauce. Read More
(1)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2005
This recipe may seem like a strange mix but my boyfriend called me a 'genius' when I served this as a side. I made the yogurt myself in my new yogurt-maker (hence the experimentation with strange yogurt uses) and cooked the foil-wrapped beets in a slow-cooker on low overnight. The outcome was fun interesting and packed with flavor. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2004
Excellent! Very easy to make and a great contrast of flavors between the cilantro and the toasted walnuts. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2003
It was delicous! I enjoyed it so much! I recommened anyone try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
I am a huge fan of baked beets. So I served this as a pre-dinner appy-type dish. I served it at room temp. My guests thought it was so wonderful in flavour pretty to look at and creative. I'm going to make it again for my Thankgiving dinner buffet table. Excellent recipe! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2014
This was delicious.. I used both regular beets and golden beets. I'll make this again.. only change will be using red pepper flakes instead of raw peppers. I didn't care for the raw pepper texture but I did like the heat Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/19/2005
I did not care for the sauce. Read More
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