Fresh beets, leaves cut off at the base (beet greens are edible, so save if you want to cook them)
1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2 .Place each beet root onto a square of aluminum foil. Add a drizzle of olive oil over the top of each beet and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
3. Wrap the foil tightly around each beet and place on a baking sheet.
4. Roast the beets 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until very tender.
5. Remove from oven and let cool. Open the foil, then scrape the skin off of the beets with a paring knife.
6. Use in salads or any other recipe requiring roasted beets.