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Roasted Beets

with Apple-Caramel Sauce
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Roasted Beets

Roasted Beets - Sophisticated and pleasing to the eye with real gourmet potential

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Health Score:
Health Score
6,5 / 10
35 min.

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Nutritional values

The red beets are full of useful nutrients such as folic acid, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, iodine, sodium and vitamin C. Their natural colouring, betanin, is said to support the immune system. Apple, ginger and parsley further enhance the good effect.

So that the sauce doesn't get too sweet: in addition to a rather sour apple, take some light balsamic vinegar or lemon juice to taste.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie142 kcal(7 %)
Protein2 g(2 %)
Fat5 g(4 %)
Carbohydrates21 g(14 %)
Sugar added5 g(20 %)
Roughage4 g(13 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.9 mg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin0.8 mg(7 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate67 μg(22 %)
Pantothenic acid0.2 mg(3 %)
Biotin2.3 μg(5 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C13 mg(14 %)
Potassium467 mg(12 %)
Calcium26 mg(3 %)
Magnesium26 mg(9 %)
Iron1.2 mg(8 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.5 mg(6 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.8 g
Uric acid31 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:


18 ounces
boiled, peeled Beet (vacuum packed)
2 tablespoons
tart Apple (170 grams)
1 piece
fresh Ginger root (about 20 grams)
1 tablespoon
Sugar (20 grams)
5 fluid ounces
ground Cinnamon
2 sprigs
smooth Parsley
1 teaspoon

Kitchen utensils

1 Paper towel, 1 Bowl, 1 Mandoline, 1 Cutting board, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Peeler, 1 Small knife, 1 Large knife, 1 Fine grater, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Measuring cups, 1 Mixing bowl, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 thin Rubber gloves (or disposable gloves), 1 Parchment paper

Preparation steps

Roasted Beets preparation step 1

Because beets stain, working with gloves is recommended. Rinse beets and pat dry with paper towels. Using a mandoline, slice the beets into 2-3 mm (approximately 1/8-inch) thick slices. Mix gently with olive oil.

Roasted Beets preparation step 2

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place beet slices on the baking sheet and roast in a preheated oven on the middle rack at 200°C (fan: 180°C, gas mark 3) (approximately 400°F/convection 350°F) for about 10 minutes. Turn slices over and continue to roast until slices are slightly crisp on the edges, about 10 minutes more.

Roasted Beets preparation step 3

While the beets are cooking, rinse, peel and quarter the apple. Remove the core and cut quarters into thick slices.

Roasted Beets preparation step 4

Peel ginger and finely grate.

Roasted Beets preparation step 5

In a pot over medium heat, caramelize the sugar until color turns light brown. Add vegetable broth, apple slices and half of the ginger. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Roasted Beets preparation step 6

Using an immersion blender, puree the mixture until smooth and bring to a boil again. Season with salt, cinnamon and the remaining ginger.

Roasted Beets preparation step 7

Rinse the parsley, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop coarsely. Place beets on a plate. Sprinkle with fleur de sel and parsley. Serve immediately.