Grilled Beets

When I went to the Farmer’s Market this week I picked up a bunch of beets.  Included were three different types; regular red beet, a golden beet, and a chioggia beet.  So I took them home and grilled them!







Before I did anything, I grated some of the larger chiogga beet raw.  I’ll set that aside and use it in a salad.  I love raw beet!  Then I slathered them with olive oil, rubbing it around with my hands.


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Off to the grill, cooking until the outside was charred.  Beets have a pretty thick skin, so charring the outside only burns the skin you’ll be removing anyway.

After they cooled, 20140802_174730I ran them under cold water and rubbed the charred skin off with my hands.  It comes off pretty easy.








Then I sliced them up, chilled them, and served them as a side dish (well, after I sampled a few pieces first!).  They had that wonderful beet flavor with just a hint of smoke from the grill.  No seasoning needed!




You might also want to try Stuffed Zucchini with homemade tomato sauce!20140802_184730


About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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7 Responses to Grilled Beets

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  2. Jessica says:

    I have never thought to grill our beets. We have so many growing in our garden right now so I’ll have to give that a try! Thanks so much for linking up with us for Maker’s Mix-Up this week!

  3. Ashley says:

    I’ve never really done too much with beets, but this sounds delicious! I love grilling our food whenever we can. Thanks so much for linking up with us in the #MakersMixUp Link-Up!

  4. Audrey says:

    I am getting ready to plant some beets at the end of this month. Pinning for harvest time.

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