Lavender Roasted Beets

Recipe by COOKGIRl

From The Lavender Cookbook by Sharon Shipley. Try different varieties and colors of beets. I left the beets unpeeled but scrubbed them well.

Top Review by morgainegeiser

This was an interesting way to prepare beets. I did go and purchase the lavender buds at a speciality store. We found the lavender a little strong, next time we will use a little less lavender. But definitely something to try again. Made for ZWT6

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb medium beet, with 1 inch of stems remaining
  • 5 -6 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 14 cup plus 1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried culinary provence' lavender buds, finely ground in a spice grinder plus 1/2 teaspoon dried culinary provence' lavender buds, finely gr
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 14 cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Place the beets and garlic on a large sheet of foil and sprinkle with ¼ cup of the oil and 1 tablespoon of the lavender; toss to combine. Fold up the foil to make a sealed packet. Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast for 30 to 45 minutes, or until tender when tested with a sharp knife. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Slip off the skins.
  4. Cut the beets into quarters and place in a large skillet. Peel the garlic and mach. Add the garlic to the beets.
  5. Stir in the lemon juice, the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and the remaining ½ teaspoon lavender. Season with salt and pepper. Warm through over medium heat.
  6. Sprinkle with the parsley and garnish with the lemon zest.
  7. Serve hot or warm.

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