This colorful and elegant side dish is so easy to make. I love making this with beets and shallots straight from our local farmers' market. Green onions or chives may be substituted for the shallot if you prefer.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
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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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Wrap each beet individually in aluminum foil, and place onto a baking sheet.

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  • Bake beets in preheated oven until easily pierced with a fork, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Once done, remove from oven, and allow to cool until you can handle them. Peel beets, and cut into 1/4 inch slices.

  • While the beets are roasting, whisk together shallot, parsley, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and red wine vinegar in a bowl until blended; season to taste with salt and pepper, and set aside.

  • To assemble the dish, place the warm, sliced beets onto a serving dish, pour vinaigrette over the beets, and sprinkle with feta cheese before serving.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 11.1g 4% DV; fat 10.3g 16% DV; cholesterol 14mg 5% DV; sodium 243mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2008
really great and easy. I was short on time so microwaved the beets instead (10 minutes on high). Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/06/2008
I think I just don't like beets. I followed the instructions... and I found a recipe b/c I decided to grow them in my garden but I wasn't a huge fan. I may just not be a beet-liker. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2008
really great and easy. I was short on time so microwaved the beets instead (10 minutes on high). Thank you! Read More
(121)
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2008
Very, very good! It was way too hot to turn on the oven, so instead I peeled and cubed the beets, mixed together everything except the parsley and feta and wrapped in a double thickness foil pouch - roasted on the grill for about 15 minutes or so, then sprinkled with the parsley and feta. DELICIOUS! And good cold, too, as I'm still picking on the leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2008
The best beets we've ever eaten. I used green onions instead of shallots and I didn't have wine vinegar so used balsamic instead. These were so good we were craving them the following day and I think they were even better. Until yesterday I thought canned beets grew on trees! They were much easier to cook than I imagined. This will be a regular recipe for us. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2010
Just tried this recipe and loved it! I did make two changes though. I'm not a fan of raw onion flavor so I carmelized the shallots in some of the olive oil first and added a little garlic (who doesn't need more garlic?). The carmelization really bought out the sweetness in the shallots and balanced with the saltiness from the cheese and the tang of the vinegars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2012
Very good recipe! I bought some fresh beets at the farmer's market this morning and was looking for something different to do with them! For those of you new to working with fresh beets some pointers. After you take the beets out of the oven let them rest for about 30 minutes. Put on a pair off latex gloves (the kind you wash dishes with) and just rub off the skin over a trashcan. Then using a sharp knife slice them as thinly as possible. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2011
This recipe should be called Steamed Beets with Feta since that's what cooking in a foil packet is. If you peel and slice or dice the beets then pan roast with a little olive oil, S & P the natural sweetness of the beet comes through. It takes the same length of time and flavors are much more intense, Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2008
It is very rare to get a good beet recipe. This is a real good one - made it tonight, will make it again. My two and half year old also gobbled it up. Next time I will try to sprinkle some walnuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2008
made as written--used green onions instead of shallots. it was not only tasty but has a great presentation. thanks! i've also seen versions with pine nuts and/or arugula. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2008
This recipe was delicious. It even enticed my feta-loving beet-skeptical boyfriend. I used minced garlic and onion instead of the shallot and it turned out great. It's equally good hot and fresh or as cold leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/06/2008
I think I just don't like beets. I followed the instructions... and I found a recipe b/c I decided to grow them in my garden but I wasn't a huge fan. I may just not be a beet-liker. Read More
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