Roasted Beets w/ Feta & Pickled Ginger

My mother-in-law is out for a short visit which means a flurry of cooking new recipes- easy to eat, flavorful, and easy to cook. This is a very simple and very tasty recipe that a friend and I came up with last week. For those of you who love to cook, you can appreciate how much fun it is to have a creative partner in the kitchen- the ideas just keep popping and the end result is always delicious. This is the first of a few recipes we’ve enjoyed over the last few days, and which you’ll get to enjoy yourself soon. I heartily encourage you to experiment with what you’ve got in your kitchen. Don’t be afraid, just have fun!!


Pan Roasted Beets with Feta and Pickled Ginger

Serves 6 as a side dish


6 medium beets, peeled and cubed

4 oz feta cheese

2 tablespoons pickled ginger, chopped finely

olive oil


Preheat the oven to 350. Peel and cube the beets. Place the beets in a small roasting pan, or on a cookie sheet that has a piece of parchment on the bottom. Drizzle a little olive oil (2-3 tbs) over the beets, and gently stir until all the beets are covered. Roast in the oven until the beets are fork tender- about 45 minutes. Remove to a serving dish. Crumble the feta over the beets, add the finely chopped pickled ginger, gently combine, and voilá- a lovely treat for your tastebuds. How easy was that?!?

3 thoughts on “Roasted Beets w/ Feta & Pickled Ginger”

  1. This got my taste buds moving. Can you suggest a modification for stove top cooking? Here in beautiful France, I have a stove top and a microwave (would prefer not to use microwave in general).

    1. Comez ca va? (Pardon my atrocious French spelling!) My first thought would be to cook over low heat with a little olive oil, and maybe a little butter- get that carmel-y brown butter going… Maybe some others can post their thoughts? Of course, you could look for a solar oven! 🙂

  2. I love fresh roasted beets…I only recently made them myself and fell in love. Sounds like a great combo with the feta. Yum!
    To answer your question about what a persimmon tastes like, I thought and thought about it, and then read that someone said they tasted like sugar. I think that’s a good description…not sickeningly sweet sugar, but just a subtle sweet, sugary flavor. That probably doesn’t help much, huh??? ha.

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