Beets With Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette and Mint

Top these beets with a smooth, Greek-yogurt based dressing for a dish that's both hearty and heart-healthy.

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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Directions

Wrap the garlic cloves together in a piece of parchment paper; wrap each beet separately in parchment. Place the garlic and beets in a microwave-safe dish and cook for 3 minutes. Remove the garlic and set aside, still wrapped. Continue to cook the beets in intervals of 2 minutes, until they can be easily pierced with a knife, 8 to 10 minutes. Let sit wrapped in parchment to complete the cooking process and until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together the yogurt, broth, vinegar, oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Peel the garlic cloves, mash completely and whisk into the vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. (Alternatively, make the vinaigrette with the microwave-roasted garlic up to a few hours in advance to allow the flavors to blend. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.)

Peel the beets using a paring knife and cut into wedges or slices. Arrange on a platter, drizzle with the vinaigrette and sprinkle with the mint and pistachios. Serve immediately, while still warm.

Cook's Note: The beets are "roasted" in the microwave, saving time and energy. The garlic is also "roasted" in the microwave, to mellow its bite.

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