Air-Fryer Beets with Orange Gremolata and Goat Cheese

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 45 min. + cooling


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My grandma always grew beets and then pickled or canned them, but I prefer to prepare them differently. These roasted beets with fresh herbs and tangy goat cheese are wonderful in the winter or they can be enjoyed all year. —Courtney Archibeque, Greeley, Colorado
Air-Fryer Beets with Orange Gremolata and Goat Cheese Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 medium fresh golden beets (about 1 pound)
  • 3 medium fresh beets (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Scrub beets and trim tops by 1 in. Place beets on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 24x12 in.). Fold foil around beets, sealing tightly. Place in a single layer on tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until tender, 45-55 minutes. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape.
  2. When cool enough to handle, peel, halve and slice beets; place in a serving bowl. Add lime juice, orange juice and salt; toss to coat. Combine parsley, sage, garlic and orange zest; sprinkle over beets. Top with goat cheese and sunflower kernels. Serve warm or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 49 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.