Beets are a sweet and easy vegetable to cook this time of year.

Basic Roasted Beets

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  • 1.5 lb. beets
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt; more to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oven to 375°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Rinse the beets and trim off any leafy tops. Wrap completely in aluminum foil and place in the oven. Roast until tender and easily pierced with a knife, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove from the oven and let cool.

When the beets are cool enough to handle, peel using a paring knife or by pushing the skin with your fingers.

Slice the beets, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.