Roasting beets intensifies their flavor, brings out their earthy sweetness, and makes them easy to peel.
They are delicious on their own and in salads. Some beets may need to be scrubbed clean. Put beets on a large piece of aluminum foil and preheat the oven to 400°F. Drizzle with olive oil, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Fold up aluminum to form a closed package. Roast until fork tender or about 45 minutes. Allow to cool and peel skins right off!