Jazzed up Citrusy Beets

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Deantini

Beets are good for us - full of Vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber. But if you are like me, you hardly ever eat them! The orange flavour in these beets is a fun twist to a vegetable that doesn't deserve the faces made at the thought of eating them

Top Review by Sydney Mike

This time I didn't cut the recipe in half, 'cause I was pretty sure these beets would taste a good cold as they were probably gonna taste served the 1st time around, & I was right ~ Absolutely delicious! A couple of slight changes were made, though: I was very generous with the zest, & I used lemon pepper instead of the usual S&P! Will certainly be making these again! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Went to the Market recipe tag]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Leaving root end intact, trim tops from beets, leaving about 1-inch (2.5 cm) stem. In saucepan of boiling salted water, cover and cook beets for 25 minutes or until fork-tender.
  2. Drain and let cool enough to handle. Slip off skins; quarter beets.
  3. Meanwhile, thinly slice green onions; set light and dark green parts aside separately.
  4. In shallow Dutch oven or sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat; cook light green parts of onions, garlic, coriander, salt and pepper for about 2 minutes or until softened. Stir in orange rind and juice; boil for 30 seconds or until reduced by half.
  5. Stir in beets; cook, covered and stirring once, for about 4 minutes or until beets are heated through. Sprinkle with dark green parts of green onions.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a