Recipe: Ginger Roasted Beets

chef marvin woodsI don’t know about you, but I love beets. If you don’t already know, beets are high in potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron, vitamins A, B & C, beta-carotene, beta-cyanine; folic acid and that’s just a few of the many vitamins and minerals that you can get from beets and beet greens. For this recipe, I chose to roast them so that I could add some additional flavoring.

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6-8 large beets about 2 inches in diameter
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 oranges
2 teaspoons agave or honey
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon salt (sea or kosher)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 400F.
  2. Cut away bottoms of beets and wash the outsides under cold running water.
  3. Cut beets in quarters. Place beets and ginger in a bowl.
  4. Cut oranges in half and squeeze the juice in the bowl over the beets.
  5. Add agave, butter, salt and pepper.
  6. Mix the ingredients and place in a roasting pan.
  7. Cover and cook for 45 to 50 minutes.
  8. Serve and ENJOY!

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chef marvin woods bylineChef Woods has over 25 years in the hospitality business as a chef, author, television host, restauranteur, corporate spokesperson, foodologist and now blogger.  For the past 10 years, Chef Woods has been dropping knowledge on America on how to live better through food and diet, from kicking off Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to traveling around the country speaking and performing cooking demonstrations.  Chef Woods is on a mission to educate about better food choices, better cooking techniques and change the African American unhealthy paradigm one meal at a time.