Beet Purée


A simple and delicious beet purée recipe. Roasting beets intensifies their flavor, but can take a long time. Here they're peeled, cut into small wedges, drizzled with oil, and seasoned with orange, garlic, ginger, and coriander before being wrapped in foil. They pick up flavor from the seasonings and bake in only 30 minutes.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
3 cups


  • 2 pounds fresh beets (without greens), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¾ teaspoon finely grated orange zest

  • 3 tablespoons orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into bits


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Scatter beets on the baking sheet along with garlic and ginger. Sprinkle with coriander and salt, and drizzle with oil. Cover with another sheet of aluminum foil and seal edges to form a packet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until beets are tender enough to be pierced with a knife, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let beets steam in foil packet for 10 minutes.

  4. Unwrap packet and transfer beets, garlic, ginger, and any juices into a food processor. Purée with orange zest, orange juice, and vinegar until almost smooth with only small lumps. Add butter and purée until incorporated.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

32 Calories
2g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 130mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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