If you’ve roasted root vegetables before, you already know and love the sweet crispy caramelization that happens in the cooking process. Adding maple syrup to the mix might sound a little unnecessary. Yet when you combine it with the bright tartness of roasted oranges, it makes for the perfect balance and for a perfectly timed dish.
Maple Roasted Beets and Oranges
- 3-4 medium beets
- 2 oranges
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- Kosher salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425F.
- Slice the ends off the beets, slice in half, then each half into pieces. Place on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil and maple syrup, ginger, and salt and pepper.
- Roast for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, peel, seed, and chop the oranges. After 25 minutes, toss the beets on the sheet with the orange pieces and bake another 20 minutes or until the beets are tender and crispy.