Beets often get a bad rap but they are such a dynamic and potentially delicious ingredient when prepared correctly! These recipes from our Food Monster App are bound to mesmerize you with their depth of flavor and texture! And beets are awesome for your health too.

1. Beet and Spinach Swirl Bread

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The swirl in this Beet and Spinach Bread by Namita Tiwari is beautiful and perfect for the holidays – the green and pink just totally pop! Plus, it tastes amazing! You will want to use it for and with everything!

2. Orange Vinaigrette Beetroot Salad

This Orange Vinaigrette Beetroot Salad by Melissa Tedesco is sweet, savory and a pleasure to eat. Beets have an earthy flavor. It’s important to cut through this earthiness with something sweet and tangy, like the orange juice. The tartness of the balsamic vinegar gives that sour element and the freshness of the parsley rounds this dish out.

3. Beet Alfredo Sauce

This bright pasta sauce is sure to impress! You wouldn’t even know that there were beets in this deliciously creamy sauce except for the color giving it away. This Beet Alfredo Sauce by Caroline Ginolfi is vibrant and tasty!

4. Apple and Beet Salad with Candied Walnuts and Cashew Cheese

Check out this combination of roasted beets, cashew cheese, candied walnuts, crispy apple slices and spinach, drizzled with a bright dressing. You won’t be disappointed with this Apple and Beet Salad with Candied Walnuts and Cashew Cheese by Daniela Modesto.

5. Smoky Beet Salad with Chipotle Pistachio Butter, Grapefruit, and Black Garlic

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This spectacular salad of roasted beets, chipotle pistachio butter, grapefruit, and black garlic, drizzled with balsamic vinegar, smoked olive oil, and garnished with roasted pistachios has a complex depth of flavors, ranging from sweet and smoky, earthy and spicy, tangy and citrusy, that will tickle all of your taste buds. The unique, complex flavors will fire up all of your taste buds, guaranteed! Trust us, this Smoky Beet Salad with Chipotle Pistachio Butter, Grapefruit, and Black Garlic by Viktoria Radichkova is amazing.

6. Red Borscht Soup

This recipe for Red Borscht Soup by Tori Cooper is cheap to make and very healthy as well as tasty! The bright color will make you smile, and the flavor will be even better. Vibrant, simple, and wonderful!

7. Raw Candy-Striped Beet Ravioli

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This early spring vegan Raw Candy-Striped Beet Ravioli recipe by Rachel Hanawalt is fresh, savory and satisfying. Serve it up as an entrée or an appetizer at your next party!

8. Pineapple Beet Burger

This flavor packed Pineapple Beet Burger by Caroline Ginolfi is loaded with as many nutrients as it is color! Don’t let that pink color fool you either, these patties are jacked with protein and fiber from quinoa, chickpeas, beets and oat flour. There’s also the option to add mushrooms for a little extra boost and savory flavor but totally not required!

9. Beet and Chocolate Mousse Cake

This decadent Beet and Chocolate Mousse Cake by Krisztina Berta is augmented by the earthy flavor of beets and topped with a smooth and creamy chocolate mousse layer that makes these slices the ultimate chocolate dessert. And while you will have to have a bit of patience while waiting for the cake to set, there is relatively little prep work involved so once you pop it in the refrigerator, you can go out, live your life, and come home to a tasty treat.

10. Spring Salad with Carrots, Beets and Flowers

This gorgeously elegant Carrot, Beets and Flower Salad by Lilia Jankowska is bursting with color and flavor, just like the season, it takes its name from. The ribboned carrots, beets, and radishes are soaked in lemon juice and salt and then tossed with sesame seeds and edible flowers to finish the dish off.

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11. Roasted Beet Falafel with Tahini Dip

You may be thinking ‘if you’ve seen one falafel you’ve seen them all’ – Prepare to be amazed. These ruby red, Roasted Beet Falafel with Tahini Dip by Anupama Paliwal get their color and a subtle earthy flavor from the roasted beets and then they are slathered in a green tahini dip that’s creamy and bursting with flavor. Plus, you’ll get to learn how to make your own tahini paste.

12. Red Velvet Beet Brownies With Aquafaba Vanilla Cashew Cream Frosting

Beets have many uses, but maybe you’ve never thought to put them in your brownies. Here’s your chance. These Red Velvet Beet Brownies by Taryn Fitz-Gerald are decadently healthy treats that have both dense and light textures. They’re not only insanely delicious but also have amazing nutritional benefits. They’re also refined-sugar free!

13. Indian Lentil Burgers With Dill Yogurt Sauce

Tired of ordinary, plain burger patties? Then you must give these well spiced Indian Lentil Burgers by Preeti Pandey a try! Each patty has a good blast of protein from the lentils and a great earthy sweetness from the beet. Packed with herbs and spices, it’s definitely a meat-free meal that will be asked for over and over.

14. Healthy Chickpea and Beetroot Burgers

These Beetroot and Chickpea Burgers by Gabriela Lupu are not only packed with flavor but healthy for you too! Beetroot has a lot of nutrients, and with the added protein of the chickpeas, you got yourself a killer meal.

15. Hearty Superfood Salad With Arugula, Kale, and Beets

This delicious Salad with Arugula, Kale and Beets by Linda Wagner is loaded with superfoods and hearty enough to satisfy even the biggest appetites! With all of these amazing health benefits, this is the perfect time to be eating this salad regularly! It’s your body’s first defense against cold and flu season.

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