Bright and vibrant beets are one of our favorite parts of seasonal spring produce! Their sweet flavor and amazing color make them a great addition to a wide variety of recipes, from entrees to desserts to drinks and everything in between. We found these recipes on our Food Monster App to give you some inspiration on how to cook with beets this spring!
1. Lentil and Beet Meatballs With Pasta
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Beets are truly one of the most under-appreciated vegetables. They are nutrient-rich, provide a mesmerizing color to whichever dish you add them to, and are extremely versatile. For this Lentil and Beet Meatballs With Pasta recipe from Jyothi Rajesh, the crimson vegetable, along with red lentils, onions, spices, and bread crumbs, are formed into veggie meatballs. Place them atop a bed of hot spaghetti and just like that, you have a simple yet hearty dinner.
2. Pink Latte
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This Pink Latte from Super Powders by Katrine van Wyk is not just a pretty drink! That beautiful pink hue hints at some amazing antioxidant powers and heart support hiding within. The powdered beets are great for blood purification and stamina. Ginger and cinnamon provide digestive and blood sugar support, and both the hawthorn berries and beets are known to support the heart.
3. Mushroom, Beet, and Black Bean Burger
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Mushrooms, beets, and black beans. The combination of these three ingredients creates a magnificently meaty burger. Not to mention, mushrooms and roasted beets provide you with that fantastic fifth taste: umami. You’re really going to dig this tasty Mushroom, Beet, and Black Bean Burger from Kayli Dice!
4. No-Bake Crimson Velvet Cheesecake
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This No-Bake Crimson Velvet Cheesecake from Amanda Smith is light and fluffy, yet rich, almost like a whipped frosting. The date-almond crust of this cheesecake is so good, you’ll be tempted to eat it before you even get the chance to press it into the pan. Serve this lovely cheesecake with a side of coconut whipped cream for that true red velvet vibe.
5. Beet Alfredo Sauce
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This bright Beet Alfredo Sauce from Caroline Ginolfi 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. Vibrant and tasty!
6. Vegetable Rose Tart With Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato Filling
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This Vegetable Rose Tart With Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato Filling from Kirsten Kaminski is so pretty and tasty! The oat and sunflower seed crust is deliciously crunchy, the cheesy sun-dried tomato filling is savory and creamy, and together with the fresh vegetable ribbons on top, it makes the perfect dish! It’s great if you want to impress with your cooking skills at a brunch or family reunion. You can also easily adjust the spices, garlic, and vegetables according to you taste.
7. Pineapple Beet Burger
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This flavor packed Pineapple Beet Burger from 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!
8. Beet ‘Pepperoni’ Pizza
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Who ever knew that beets could make the perfect substitute for pepperoni? When you think about it, they’re the perfect shape and size! Beets are marinated in a smoky, spicy sauce and then fried until crispy. They go perfectly with the crust and tomato sauce in this Beet ‘Pepperoni’ Pizza recipe from Alicja Rokicka, but feel free to use your favorites — after all, pizza is a personal affair.
9. Bean Patties in Beet and Chickpea Wraps
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If you love garlicky, nutritious foods, then you need to try these Bean Patties in Beet and Chickpea Wraps from Lisa Andersson and Erik Huss. The homemade wraps are made from chickpea flour and are made bright pink thanks to beets. The simple bean patties are full of flavor and filling protein and fiber. Serve these for an easy, light lunch or dinner!
10. Beet Thoran: South Indian Beet and Coconut Milk Curry
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Food from Southern India is very different to food found in the rest of India. The south has palm trees and beaches, so freshly grated coconut and coconut milk are often used in curries; a lot of the dishes are rice based and the food is altogether much lighter. This delicious Beet Thoran: South Indian Beet and Coconut Milk Curry from Mira Manek is made by cooking grated beets in a creamy, spiced coconut milk curry with curry leaves and cashews.
11. Pomegranate Beet Citrus Smoothie With Mint and Ginger
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This Pomegranate Beet Citrus Smoothie With Mint and Ginger from Viktoria Radichkova is loaded with antioxidants, and vitamins, spiced with mint and ginger. It’s detoxifying and immune boosting. The smoothie is loaded with fresh citrus flavors, and it tastes bright and refreshing due to the mint, and ginger.
12. Smoky Pinto Bean-Beet Burgers
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For a modern burger with superior composition, we stepped beyond run-of-the-mill bean patties and combined pinto beans with sweet, earthy beets, rich walnuts, and chewy bulgur. This not only delivered fantastic texture and flavor, but amassed an enviable nutritional profile for a burger: protein and fiber from beans, minerals and vitamins from the bulgur and beets, and omega-3 fatty acids from the walnuts. Try these Smoky Pinto Bean-Beet Burgers from Nutritious Delicious!
13. Roasted Beet Noodles With Pesto and Baby Kale
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A creamy vegan pesto sauce over roasted beet noodles with some baby kale for a bit of crunch and earthiness. This Roasted Beet Noodles With Pesto and Baby Kale from Alissandra Maffucci comes together so effortlessly and can be easily customized, depending on your appetite. The beet really pairs well with the pesto here and the kale ties everything together for more texture and flavor. Plus, it’s elegant, whole, unprocessed and fresh.
14. Spelt Pizza With Candy Beets
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The color on these candy beets is just beautiful and so summery, it will make you smile just looking at it. The mix of the hearty and classic pizza bottom, topped with the fresh, crunchy veggies is the perfect combination for a meal that still has all the classic pizza flavors without being too heavy. Instead of any cheese on top, there is a much more flavorful pesto. You’ll love this Spelt Pizza With Candy Beets from Sonja Trurnit!
15. Roasted Beets and Kale Salad with Horseradish Crema and Hazelnuts
Roasted Beets and Kale Salad with Horseradish Crema and Hazelnuts from Viktoria Radichkova – sweet and earthy, with a spicy kick, and lots of toasted nuts and seeds. This fall salad packs a ton of flavor and a festive look, perfect for a special occasion.
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