Recipe of the Week by Natalia Rose Institute Executive Chef Doris Choi: Beets & Thyme

Marinated Beets with Thyme

You can enjoy this neutral dish either cooked or raw.

• 4 medium beets, roasted* and cubed, or raw** and shredded

• ½ medium red onion, finely diced

• 1 clove garlic, minced

• 1 tsp thyme, picked off sprigs

• ½ grapefruit, juice and zest

• Sea salt and pepper to taste

Toss all ingredients together.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Wrap whole, unpeeled beets with tinfoil and bake in oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until soft when pierced with a knife. To remove the skins easily, throw the warm beets in a paper bag and rub the bag till the skins slide off.

*Want this recipe raw? Substitute roasted beets for raw beets, shredded or julienned for easier absorption of marinade.