Roasted Beets with Chimichurri Sauce

Roasted Beets with Chimichurri Sauce is an incredibly delicious and simple vegan recipe that you can enjoy any day. It’s made with roasted beets and a simple but authentic chimichurri recipe.

The lightly smoky flavor of roasted beets, accompanied by the refreshing and tangy chimichurri sauce, is a perfect summer dish. You can add more roasted vegetables and customize the sauce to your liking. This dish is simple, elegant, and packed with tangy, herbaceous flavors from parsley, oregano, and cilantro.

Try this incredibly simple and tasty dish at home, and I bet you’ll love how fresh it is. Here’s everything you’ll need for this flavorful dish.

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What is chimichurri sauce?

Chimichurri is an uncooked sauce widely used in Mexican, Uruguayan and Argentinian cuisine. The sauce is usually served with meat and steaks. This sauce is made with fresh herbs like parsley, oregano and cilantro.

The dressing uses olive oil and lemon juice. Chimichurri is a simple but tangy sauce that is very refreshing and easy to prepare. It brings out the natural flavor of ingredients and pairs well with almost everything, from pastas and salads to roasted vegetables and meats.

The best thing about this sauce is that it is made from vegan ingredients and therefore makes a perfect no-cook sauce that you can enjoy with almost any vegan meal. Check Tofu Steaks with Avocado Chimichurri Sauce.

Breakdown of ingredients

You can prepare roasted beets with chimichurri sauce using simple ingredients that are usually always available in every kitchen pantry. Here is a detailed list of all the ingredients you need for this vegan recipe:

For the beets:

  • Beets: The main ingredient of this dish is beets. Beets are easy to find and have an earthy, slightly bitter flavor. When buying beets, make sure you get fresh produce. Look for the texture of the vegetable. It should feel firm to the touch, with no wrinkled skin. Additionally, the green top should have a fresh color and be crisp. Always choose medium-sized, round beets as they will cook easily and evenly. Are beets good for you?
  • Olive oil: You will need olive oil to roast the beets. Olive oil is rich in healthy fats. You can also opt for avocado oil.

chimichurri sauce ingredients on a cutting board

For the chimichurri sauce

  • Coriander leaves: You will need fresh, vibrant green cilantro leaves for this recipe. Be sure to choose green leafy cilantro. Avoid those with brown leaves. Chop them finely for this recipe.
  • Oregano: Fresh oregano leaves have a grassy, ​​slightly peppery flavor. Make sure the leaves you select are fresh and not wilted.
  • Parsley: Fresh parsley also has a grassy, ​​slightly bitter flavor. When you pair it with vinegar or lemon, the flavors complement each other well. It also adds a nice green color to the chimichurri sauce.
  • Onion: I used red onion for this recipe. However, you can also use white onion. The onion brings a salty and slightly sweet flavor to this sauce.
  • Garlic: Garlic is known for its powerful and unique garlic flavor.
  • Olive oil: Olive oil forms the base of this sauce. It is full of healthy fats and is a must-have ingredient. Go ahead, good quality extra virgin olive oil.
  • Lemon juice: Lemon juice provides acidity and spiciness that cuts the grassy, ​​bitter flavor of the herbs. It packs a punch and freshens up the whole sauce.
  • Cayenne pepper: To provide heat, you will need cayenne pepper. You can also use paprika or red pepper flakes for this purpose.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt balances the flavors quite well.

How to make roasted beets with chimichurri sauce?

Making roasted beets with chimichurri sauce is very simple. The process is very simple and cooking the beets does not take much time. Since chimichurri is a no-cook sauce, you can easily make it in 15 minutes. Here’s how to prepare roasted beets with chimichurri sauce:

Step 1: Start by roasting the beets. The best way to do this is to cut off the top and bottom roots, wash them and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Don’t forget to drizzle with olive oil. Cover the baking sheet with foil and place it in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 45 minutes.

2nd step: Once the time has elapsed, check the beets for cooking. Do this by piercing a knife or fork. If you enter gently, that means the beets are cooked. If it takes effort, give them more time in the oven.

Step 3: Once the beets are cooked, let them cool for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, you can prepare the chimichurri sauce.

Step 4: To make the chimichurri sauce, put minced garlic, chopped onion, lemon juice and a teaspoon of salt in a bowl. Mix well and let sit for 10 minutes.

Step 5: Then add the chopped parsley, coriander and oregano and mix well. Using a whisk or fork, pour in the olive oil, whisking continuously.

Step 6: Season the sauce with salt and cayenne pepper. Pour over the roasted beets.

Step 7: Mix well and serve.

Tips for making roasted beets with chimichurri sauce?

Here are some points that you should keep in mind while preparing this dish.

  • Make sure the beets are equal in size for even cooking.
  • You can also roast them by dicing them first. This will cook them quickly and you’ll get a more charred, smokier flavor.
  • You can also roasted beets in an air fryer or an outdoor grill.
  • When making chimichurri sauce, if you don’t have fresh oregano, you can also use dried oregano. However, the color will be a little dull compared to fresh oregano.
  • For quick preparation, place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until ingredients are finely chopped.
  • When chopping ingredients in a food processor or blender, don’t overprocess them or they will lose their crisp texture.
  • You can adjust the flavors according to your tastes. For a spicier version, also add chopped red or green chili pepper.

Can you store roasted beets with chimichurri sauce?

Yes! You can save leftover roasted beets with chimichurri sauce by placing them in an airtight container and storing them in the refrigerator. This will last up to 3 days. Additionally, you can also store the ingredients separately.

Chimichurri sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Additionally, you can also freeze it. Pour it into an ice cube tray and it freezes. This will last up to a month. You can defrost it in the refrigerator. Keep in mind that since it contains oil, defrosting will leave some water in the sauce. This can change the flavor and texture of this sauce. This is why I advise you not to freeze it for the perfect texture and flavor.

Other Roasted Vegetables

  1. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  2. Asparagus and roasted potatoes
  3. Leeks
  4. Roasted white sweet potatoes
  5. Brussels sprout stem

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