Servings: 4 as a side dish
4-5 golden beets, stems and leaves removed
The Well Dressed Olive Blood Orange Olive Oil
sea salt, to taste
black pepper, freshly grated
4-5 thyme sprigs
Preheat oven to 400°. Wash beets and dry thoroughly. Place prepared beets in an ovenproof dish and drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the beets. Season with sea salt and pepper, to taste. Add the thyme sprigs, cover tightly with foil and roast until tender for 45-60 minutes, depending upon size. Test for tenderness by inserting a sharp knife in the beets. It should go in very easily. Remove from oven. Cool slightly and remove skin with a paring knife.
Slice and plate beets (either individual salad plates or a platter). Drizzle with additional olive oil. Taste and correct for seasoning. Serve immediately.