Grilled Beets Recipe That Just Made Your Cookouts That Much Better
2 to 3 beets
juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon pepper
fresh herbs, for garnish
Wash the beets, and cut off the root end.
Place them in a large pot with water to cover by at least 3 inches, and turn the heat on high. Bring to a boil, then lower to medium-high and cook for 30 minutes to 1 hour. This really depends on the size of your beats. (Very large ones will likely take 1 hour.) They are done when you can easily stick a knife or toothpick in.
While the beets are cooking, zest the lemon, and set aside. Combine the juice from the lemon with the minced garlic cloves, vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine.
When the beets are tender, rinse under cold water. Wearing gloves (so your hands don't get stained), peel the beets and cut into slices about ½-inch thick.
Put in a container, and pour the dressing in to coat all the pieces. Let this sit for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.
When done marinating, put the beets on a medium-high heat grill, and cook for about 5 minutes on each side. If your beets are small, you won't need to cook as long.
When they are done, put the cooked beets on a serving tray, add the lemon zest and any fresh herbs, if desired.