This is one of those dishes where there’s a ton of flavor going on and it all ends up coming together in the most delicious way possible. It’s a plate of roasted beets with blood oranges, creamy yogurt, fried rosemary oil, pistachios, briny olives, a splash of vinegar, and some honey to round it all out.
I made these roasted beets with blood oranges on a whim and couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. I can see it making the perfect side dish alongside some roast chicken or these seared scallops for an end of winter dinner party. It’s rich and earthy in flavor from the roasted beets, mixed with beautifully bright and refreshing blood oranges.
Then there’s this flavor-packed mixture of fried rosemary oil, pistachios, and olives that gets finished with a little vinegar for acid and some sweet honey. This gets spooned on top of the beets and oranges that are sitting on a creamy base of tangy yogurt.
It is really, really good.Print
Roasted Beets with Blood Oranges & Yogurt
roasted beets with blood oranges, fried rosemary oil, pistachios, olives, and yogurt
- 6 small red beets, scrubbed
- 6 small golden beets, scrubbed
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 1 cup chopped pistachios
- ¾ cups halved castelvetrano olives
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 (16 oz) container greek yogurt
- 2 blood oranges, peeled and sliced
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place the red beets in the center of a piece of foil. Drizzle the beets with olive oil and season with a pinch of salt. Wrap the foil around the beets to form a pouch, leaving a small opening at the top.
- Repeat with the golden beets. Place the two pouches onto a sheet pan. Roast the beets for about 45 minutes until fork tender. Let the beets cool slightly. Use your hands to pinch and pull off the skins. Cut the beets into quarters. Drizzle with a touch of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
- Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil to a medium sauté pan. Heat the oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the rosemary and turn the heat to low. Fry the rosemary until slightly golden and crisp on both sides. Remove the rosemary and reserve.
- Add the pistachios to the oil and let toast for a minute or so. Stir in the olives, white wine vinegar, and honey. Cook for another couple of minutes.
- Spoon the greek yogurt onto a plate. Mound the beets and blood oranges on top of the yogurt. Spoon the pistachio mixture over top and garnish with the fried rosemary leaves.