I love roast beetroot! But I absolutely ADORE it with this simple balsamic citrus glaze!
I like to cook up a large batch of these every now and then. I serve a large bowl as a side dish with dinner, and keep a bowl aside to use in salads throughout the week (oh, and keep an eye on the blog for my roasted beetroot salad recipes!).
And did you know that beetroot is a wonderful source of super-healthy dietary nitrate? The nitric oxide in beetroot is a potent vasodilator. That means it relaxes our blood vessels, which can help with our blood pressure levels and oxygen transport.
3-4 large beetroot, peeled and chopped into 8-10 uniform pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
Balsamic Citrus Glaze
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons maple syrup
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all Balsamic Citrus Glaze ingredients in a large bowl, whisk together and set aside.
Place beetroot pieces in baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and mix until all pieces are coated in oil.
Bake in preheated oven (180 degrees Celsius) for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove beetroot from oven, and place pieces in the large bowl with glaze. Toss until all pieces are coated with glaze.
Transfer beetroot pieces back to baking tray and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until the desired consistency is reached.
Save excess glaze to serve with the beetroot.
The longer you cook these, the better they taste, as the glaze caramelises. Just make sure you check and turn them regularly so you don't burn them!