I have to confess, the simple side I’m going to share isn’t an old favorite of mine, it’s a new one! I’m trying to incorporate more veggies into my diet so I found a recipe for roasted beets and tweaked it by adding some turnips and sweet potatoes. Yes, I know sweet potatoes are a starchy vegetable, but I like them and I wanted to make sure if the recipe was a flop, I’d at least get some tasty roasted sweet potatoes.
I cut up 3 beets, 2 turnips and 1 sweet potato into small chunks. I know it sounds like a lot to cut up, but it seriously took me, maybe, 5 minutes to cut everything, toss it onto a pan and coat it with some oil, salt and pepper. Then I had nothing to do for an hour while they baked. Normally I recommend omitting salt, but I make an exception with roasted veggies.
I baked them for an hour at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The final product was sooo pretty! From this recipe I learned that I love turnips! They tasted like a garlic-y potato. Yum! I also discovered that I don’t like beets. I want to like them, but I just don’t. I scrubbed those babies clean, but they still tasted like dirt to me. I’m still calling this recipe a success, though!
|Servings Per Recipe: 6|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Fat: 9 g|
|Sodium: 163 mg|
|Fiber: 2.5 g|
3 beets, scrubbed and cut into ~1 inch pieces
2 turnips, cleaned and cut into ~1 inch pieces
1 sweet potato, cleaned and cut into ~1 inch pieces
Olive oil, for coating
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss the cut up veggies with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for 1 hour, turning once during cooking.