Heart Healthy Beets

It’s Heart Health Awareness Month and there’s no better time to enjoy a heart healthy beets recipe.


Balsamic Mint Roasted Beets


  • 2-3 lbs of beets (any kind will do)
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Chardonnay or any table red wine
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • ½ bunch of Mint, Chiffonade


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Wash and dry your beets, then give them a rub down with a little olive oil.
  • Place them all together in aluminum foil and wrap them up tightly.
  • Roast for at least 45 minutes. While the beets are roasting, whisk together balsamic, white wine vinegar, the Chardonnay and honey to create a dressing. (Make sure all of the honey is dissolved into the mixture.)
  • Once the beets are cool enough to touch, gently peel away the outer layer of skin to expose the juicy red beet inside. You can either slice the beets for a thin round disc shape or you can dice as seen in the picture. (Wear gloves while processing the beets to avoid staining!)
  • Place all of your cut beets in a bowl and pour the dressing over the beets. Toss to combine and then top with the chiffonade mint.

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