Our Best Beet Recipes

Beets are one of the most underappreciated root veggies. They’re often overlooked because of their bitter, earthy flavor but if you ask us that’s what makes them so special. They come alive when paired with bright, tangy flavors — or when roasted in the oven until tender and subtly sweet. Still not sure? Give these recipes a try; they’re sure to make you a believer.

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Pasta Primavera with Beets, Radishes and Radicchio

This colorful recipe makes the most of what’s available at the farmer’s market during the spring. Roasted beets are paired with radishes, radicchio, red onion, ricotta salata and garlic for a hearty pasta salad that’s as good to look at as it is to eat.

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Beets With Chive Cream

Bive sweet-and-earthy roasted beets a tangy upgrade with a simple Greek yogurt-based dipping sauce. This easy recipe is one you'll make again and again.

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Beet Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Beets and goat cheese are a classic combo, making them the perfect ingredients for this simple salad. We add buttery walnuts, peppery greens and a simple vinaigrette for a recipe you’re sure to return to.

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Beet, Ginger and Red Cabbage Soup

This creamy, ruby red soup has a touch of ginger and rosemary. It's topped with a dollop of sour cream and toasted walnuts for a simple, yet delicious, finish.

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Roasted Beets

Ina proves you don’t need much to elevate the humble beet. With a little orange juice, raspberry vinegar and fresh thyme, she turns it into a company-worthy side that’s easy enough to make any night of the week.

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Roasted Beet and Lentil Dip

This brightly-hued dip is packed with fiber, thanks to both red beets and lentils. Canned lentils can be found in most grocery stores and are a great alternative to the ever-popular chickpea. Just make sure to drain them well and give them a good rinse to eliminate extra sodium before using them.

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Beet Negroni

Beet juice stands in for vermouth in this earthy, refreshing take on a Negroni. If your favorite taste is bitter, this is your drink.

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Roasted Beets with Warm Fennel Vinaigrette

Not only is this ruby red side dish a showstopper. It's also packed with betalains, red and yellow pigments that act as antioxidants that search for and stabilize free radicals (which can cause cell damage). It's beautiful, delicious and good for you!

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Microwave Beets with Greens and Goat Cheese

This impressive side dish cooks in a fraction of the time it would take to roast beets in the oven. We use the beet greens, but if you purchase beets without tops, you can substitute 2 cups of other greens such as Swiss chard or kale. To make this a meal, serve alongside juicy slices of grilled flank or skirt steak.

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Summer Borscht

Ina’s summery version of this Eastern European classic features plenty of beets — but gets a nice, refreshing lift from cucumber, sour cream and plain yogurt. After the borscht chills completely, she tops it with an extra dollop of whipped cream and a sprig of fresh dill for a pretty finish.

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Beet and Carrot Latkes

These crispy potato latkes get a gorgeous jewel tone from shredded beets and carrots. They’re great during the holidays — but we’d gladly eat them year-round!

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Hasselback Beets with Dill Yogurt Sauce

Give beets the hasselback treatment to ensure tangy dill yogurt sauce in every bite. Worried about making all those perfectly spaced slices? This recipe will walk you through it, step-by-step.

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Beet-Carrot-Apple Juice

This ruby red juice is a good source of both vitamins C and K. It also contains Beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body-good for skin and night vision. Be sure to drink your juice as soon as possible after it's made for the most nutritious bang. Adding chia seeds helps replace the fiber that is lost in the juicing process.

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Quick Ginger Beets

Looking for a new way to dress up roasted beets? Try a mix of cider vinegar, fresh ginger and honey.

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Beet Tahini Hummus

The sweet earthiness of beets in this hummus is tempered by hummus tahini and creamy labneh. If you can't find labneh, just substitute full-fat Greek yogurt for the same rich dairy tang. Black sesame seeds and cilantro make a striking garnish on this beautiful dish that comes together easily.

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Beets With Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette and Mint

Top these beets with a smooth, Greek-yogurt based dressing for a dish that's both hearty and heart-healthy.

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Beet Reuben

Sweet beets get rolled in a pastrami-inspired spice rub for a quick, vegetarian version of this classic deli favorite.

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Beet and Cabbage Salad

Need a quick and easy side for pork chops, burgers and more? Toss grated beets and thinly sliced cabbage in a sweet-and-sour caraway vinaigrette.

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Beets with Walnut Pesto

You can use red or golden beets in this flavorful side. They’re both equally delicious tossed with a simple, herbaceous parsley pesto.

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Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad

The secret to flavorful beets? Dress them with vinaigrette while they’re still warm — they’ll absorb more of the dressing that way.

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Creamy Beet Toast

Need a break from your routine avocado toast? Spread cream cheese onto bread and top with tender roasted beets for a brunch-worthy dish you’ll want to make every weekend.

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Shredded Beet and Apple Salad

If you know someone that says they don’t like beets, it’s only because they haven’t tried this sweet-and-tangy salad. We drizzle fresh apple and beets with a shallot vinaigrette and top with candied walnuts. Who could say no to that?!

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Red Berry-and-Beet Smoothie

When fresh berries aren't in season, use frozen for drinks like this brilliantly colored, high-fiber smoothie. The beet adds a wonderful earthiness, plus antioxidants and fiber.

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Warm Maple and Orange Beet Salad

If you have parchment, you can cook these beets in the microwave in a pouch, a la en papillote. Just lay out a rectangle large enough to hold the beets (say 11 by 14 inches) place the beets in the center and fold one end over to the other, like a book. Start rolling and crimping starting from one edge to the other-as you would a hand pie or empanada-until the beets are sealed inside.

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Roasted Beet Salad

Use every part of your beets (including the leaves) with this easy and delicious recipe. If you’ve never cooked beet greens before, you’re missing out. They’re mild and subtly sweet — the perfect addition to any salad.

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