Beets. I know. You don't like them. Neither did I for many many years. But I'm going to have to ask you to trust me on this. These are different. I promise.
I hated beets for years. I just couldn't get into them. It wasn't until I was in Guatemala and had beets that were freshly picked from a garden and prepared perfectly until I started to see the light. Since then, I've been in love.
This recipe is the perfect one to try if you think you don't like beets. I made a batch of these and took them into work. A few "beet haters" tried them and couldn't believe they actually liked them. I think it's because they are so fresh tasting and have a great flavor and texture to them.
So go ahead. Give them a try. I promise this time will be different.
Lemon Roasted Beets with Feta
3 large beets
4 cloves garlic
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp fresh thyme
1/4 c feta cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel beets, cut in half, and slice into 1/4" thick slices. Place in large baking dish with garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Tightly cover dish with foil, place into oven, and bake for 35-40 minutes, until beets are fork tender. Remove from oven, place on serving platter, and top with fresh thyme and feta. Serve and enjoy!