Grilled Beets

July 20, 2008 By: Megabeth Category: Side Dishes Print This Post Print This Post

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Beets. I’ve never cooked them before. Here’s where the benefit of being part of a CSA kicks in…I’ve been “forced” to try something new.

The New Vegetarian Grill provides a quick and easy way to make beets. I was firing up the grill anyways, so this recipe was an easy addition to the rest of the things I was already throwing on the grill.

Grilled Beets
The New Vegetarian Grill

8 medium-sized beets(1 1/2 – 1 3/4 pounds)
2 Tablespoons olive oil or canola oil, or more as needed
Salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Prepare a medium fire in the grill. A lightly oiled vegetable grill rack is optional but recommended.

2. Scrub the beets well. Cut the tops and roots off the beets. Slice the beets about 1/4 inch thick. Place in a bowl and toss with the oil until all the surfaces are well coated.

3. Grill the beets, turning or tossing a few times and brushing with more oil if desired, for 15 to 20 minutes. The beets are done when the slices are lightly charred and flexible. Taste one to be sure.

4. Remove for the grill and place in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve hot.

The earthiness of the beets came through by grilling them. This recipe is basically just slicing the beets, tossing in olive oil and throwing on the grill. Can’t get easier than than. And, it’s a unique and unexpected addition to any barbecue.

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1 Comments to “Grilled Beets”


  1. I LOVE the way beets taste…kind of like the earth. (obviously they’re not for everyone) but I’m going to grill tonight and I think this receipe will be so easy and probably delish. thanks for posting!

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