Roasted Beets & Polenta

Roasted Beets & Polenta

Roasted Beets & Polenta with sautéed beet greens is a simple but delicious recipe that is filled with nutrients. This southern-inspired recipe makes for an easy platter. You can add some additional protein by serving with roasted chicken or tempeh.


Roasted Beets & Polenta

  • 4 large red beets, peeled & chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, peeled & chopped
  • 3-4 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup polenta
  • Salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbs olive oil + extra
  • 2-3 cups beet greens
  • Lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF
  2. Prepare your vegetables and toss them into a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix the veggies with the olive oil, vinegar, and seasonings, using a generous dash of salt and pepper.
  4. Place the veggies on a roasting pan and roast for 30-40 minutes in the oven, or until the vegetables are tender and lightly roasted.
  5. During the last 20 minutes of roasting, prepare the polenta by bringing the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Once boiling, add the polenta, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add more water if needed if the polenta is too thick.
  6. After the polenta is cooked, quickly sauté the beet greens in olive oil in a small skillet, add a splash of lemon juice, and dash salt and pepper until wilted.
  7. Serve the roasted veggies with the polenta and greens, and enjoy!

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