Author Notes: Inspired by the abundance of rhubarb suddenly available at my food co-op. I think the combination of beet and rhubarb not only symbolizes the transition from winter to spring, but also acts as a tart/sweet balance and helps maintain the color brightness that is lost with cooked rhubarb. I served this with halibut and rice (seen in the picture), but I think it would be good with a lot of different things. —sher dot nyc
pounds beets, peeled and cut into 1-2" cubes
pound rhubarb, cut into thirds
small white onion
tablespoons thyme leaves, plus more for garnish
Salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Place the beets, rhubarb, and onion on a baking sheet and generously cover with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake until soft, approximately 40 minutes.
- Dump the baked veggies into your food processor, add in the honey. Pulse until just pureed, leaving some chunks. Mix in the thyme, and then season with salt and pepper to taste.