Smoked Honey Roasted Beets

with Grilled Red Onion

Smoked Honey Roasted Beets

Especially fresh this time of year, gold beets and red onions make a perfectly vibrant side dish, appetizer, or light meal. In his uniquely creative style, 1440’s Executive Chef Kenny Woods combines local honey with seasonal ingredients for a dish you can make at home that is as colorful as it is flavorful and nourishing.

30 Minutes

2-4 Adults

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian


Smoked Honey Roasted Beets

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup organic honey
  • 1 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 1/2 pounds medium-size assorted fresh gold beets (washed, greens and stem removed)
  • 1/2 bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pound smoked mesquite wood chips

Grilled Red Onion

  • 1 red onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons crushed, toasted hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons beet jus
  • 2 ounces arugula, washed
  • 2 ounces organic honeycomb, cut into a square


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