Baked Beetroot & Red Onion

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"Another find on the A.B.C. I was looking for something different to do with my home grown beetroot. This is something not only different but very tasty, and makes a great side dish."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (306.1 g)
  • Calories 199.6
  • Total Fat - 7.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 198.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.7 g
  • Sugars - 25 g
  • Protein - 4.7 g
  • Calcium - 49.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Dice onion into 1 x 1 cm chunks.

Step 2

Cut the leafy tops off the beetroot, leaving about 2-3 inches (to stop the colour from running.) Place beetroot in a saucepan and cover them with cold water. Bring the water to the boil and then boil until cooked. This should take about 20 minutes, a knife should slide easily into them when beetroot are cooked. This is a good time to make the dressing!

Step 3

Drain the hot water out when beetroot is ready and refill the saucepan with cold water. This make peeling beetroot a lot easier. Peel the beetroot, remove the ends, and cut into quarters.

Step 4

Place the cut beetroot into a baking dish, crumble the onion over the top, and pour the dressing over the beetroot and onion, making sure that everything is well coated.

Step 5

Bake in a moderate oven for about 15 minutes or until the onion cooked.

Step 6

To make dressing~.

Step 7

Get a glass or shaker and put in the balsamic, olive oil and brown sugar and shake or stir until well combined.

Step 8

Do a taste test - if it tastes fine set aside. (Dressing should be a good mix of sweet and tart - if too tart add a little more olive oil, and if too oily add more balsamic.)


No special items needed.

7 Reviews


Tasty! I baked mine a bit longer to get the onion done. I used prepackaged whole beets from the produce section so I didn't have to bake the beets. I think these would be fantastic with goat cheese crumbles on top. Made for Billboard Tag.


review by:
(12 Sep 2023)


I made this for my husband, who will eat beets. It was easy to prepare. He liked his more on the sweet side and not the tart. I had to use yellow onions and not red ones. Thanks for the good idea. I made this for Billboard Recipe Tag 2019.


(26 Oct 2019)


Oh, I Loved these beets! The only thing I did different was to add a bit of salt and black pepper to the dressing. They were perfect and I'm so happy that they are truly delicious with the added bonus of being a superfood. Thanks Tisme for sharing. Made it for Billboard Tag.


review by:
(4 Oct 2019)


Lovely beets! Would not change a thing. Even DH thoroughly enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing Tisme! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


review by:
(21 Nov 2016)


Great recipe. I really enjoyed them.


review by:
(12 Jun 2016)


What a great way to enjoy beets, this is delicious!! I used pre-cooked beets and mixed everything together, cooked in the oven for 20 minutes and it worked perfectly.


review by:
(13 Jul 2015)

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