Photo: Jennifer Causey
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)

If you love the sweet, earthy flavor of beets but think you don’t have time to cook them on a weeknight, you’ll appreciate this fast microwave method. Wrapping peeled beet wedges in parchment paper allows them to steam to tender perfection in less than half the time it would take to oven-roast them. Because red beets tend to stain everything they come in contact with, we advise wearing gloves and cutting the beets on a dark-colored cutting board. If you can’t find slender haricots verts (French green beans), use an equal amount of regular green beans.


How to Make It

Step 1

Wrap beets in microwave-safe parchment paper. Microwave at HIGH until tender, 11 to 12 minutes.

Step 2

Microwave haricots verts according to directions. Cut beans in half crosswise.

Step 3

Whisk together parsley, oil, vinegar, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add beets and beans; toss to coat.

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