I'm a beet liker, not lover, they have a really pungent flavor. But I do love golden ones, especially roasted! Yes, they are called golden beets and most grocery stores have them in either the just your produce aisle or if not they most likely will be in the organic section.
They are so easy to prepare too! However, they do take about one hour or even longer in the oven to roast at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. But the end result is worth it and if you want to be economical like I am, then roast other vegetables at the same time.
Choose smooth, rounded ones about the same size. I don't get tiny ones and I never buy the largest ones. Medium are good. Take them to your sink and scrub them clean, the bottoms can be quite dirty.
Place them on a sheet of aluminum foil, drizzle with a little olive and a sprinkle of salt and freshly ground pepper. Cover them up to make a packet out of the foil and place them in the oven for 1 hour. After an hour, remove them from the oven and open the foil packed and see if your paring knife will slide through the middle part easily. If not, then place them back in the oven for another 15 minutes. That should do it. Remove them from the oven and place them on a cutting board to let cool a bit. After 15 minutes or so, remove the foil and slice the top off and peel the skin away. You can do this with your fingers, just remember to wait until they are cool enough to handle. You can clean them of any spots of skin with a paper towel at the end of your peeling. The skin removes quite easily.
Aren't they gorgeous? And the flavor is amazing, just as is. So you can serve them warm right out of the oven.
You can also served them sliced with a sprinkle of olive oil, salt and freshly ground pepper.
Or dice them up and keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days and eat them as a snack or put them on your salads.
All I can say is yum ~