Beets are super-healthy, but if you’ve never had them or used them before, you probably don’t know what to do with them. Beets can be roasted and added to salads, eaten on their own, or even consumed raw. Incorporating vibrant beets into your diet is actually simple. These 15 beet recipes from our Food Monster App all include beets and cover the many ways you can eat them.
1. Bomb Beets Burgers
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If you’re looking for a delicious plant-based burger, this one ‘beets’ any meaty ones! Though they may look beety – the flavor is anything but! The vibrant color and the delicious flavor will have you and your guests making these Bomb Beets Burgers from Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD all week long!
2. Spelt Pizza with Candy Beets
Source: Spelt Pizza with Candy Beets
The color on Sonja Trurnit‘s Spelt Pizza with 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.
3. Asian Roasted Beets
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These Asian Roasted Beets from Elain Lander are paired with tea infused noodles and a bold red wine. Hints of sweet cocoa and spicy gochujang make it the perfect dish for when you’re craving a simple recipe that’s packed with flavor.
4. Stir-Fried Beets with Ginger and Lime
If your life sounds like it could use a quick fix dish, for any reason or just because, you might want to give this colorful, antioxidant rich Stir-Fried Beets With Ginger and Lime a try. Rinku Bhattacharya‘s recipe has fresh flavors and makes a light, fresh side dish.
5. Beetroot Smoothie
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Beets contain a host of beneficial nutrients, but should never be drunk by themselves in large quantities. Beetroot juice contains magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, calcium, iron, copper, selenium, zinc and manganese – all of which are essential to a healthy immune system. This Beetroot Smoothie from Gabriela Lupu is the perfect size to start your day off with some extra vegetables, and the banana helps keep you full and give some sweetness to the smoothie.
6. Beets with Dill Cheese
Source: Beets with Dill Cheese
Soft cashew cheese flavored with fresh dill sits on crisp beet slices in this unique appetizer. These Beets with Dill Cheese from Jodi Burke refreshing snack is like a raw take on cheese and crackers. It’s easy enough to make as a quick snack, but when garnished, it’s fancy enough to serve as an appetizer at parties.
7. Balsamic-Roasted Beets & Kale Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing
Christine DesRoches‘s recipe for Balsamic-Roasted Beets & Kale Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing is the perfect salad. The light and crunchy texture makes it a filling dish, but it also pairs well with other dinner dishes. The salad is also quite filling and full of nutrients.
8. Roasted Beets and Kale Salad with Horseradish Crema and Hazelnuts
Roasted beets and kale salad with horseradish crema – sweet and earthy, with a spicy kick, and lots of toasted nuts and seeds. This beautiful and crunchy Roasted Beets and Kale Salad with Horseradish Crema and Hazelnuts from Viktoria Radichkova packs a ton of flavor and a festive look, perfect for a special occasion.
9. Beet Borani: Azerbaijan Yogurt Dip With Beets and Herbs
Have you tried borani? This yummy yogurt dip is popular in Azerbaijan and Iran, where it’s typically served as part of a meze spread. Creamy, dairy-free Greek yogurt is served with tender, earthy beets that have been mixed with fresh dill and oregano and toasted pecans for crunch. Serve this Beet Borani: Azerbaijan Yogurt Dip With Beets and Herbs from Vegan: The Cookbook with naan and other meze sides like roasted vegetables and falafel.
10. Turnip Beet Mash
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This beet-based meal makes a tasty side dish and comes together without a lot of effort. Try out this Turnip Beet Mash by The Living Kitchen on your next night when you need to add veggies to your meal but are lacking the energy needed to make a whole dish. Plus, the flavor in this recipe is amazing, especially topped with the sesame seeds.
11. Icelandic Pickled Beets
Source: Icelandic Pickled Beets
These Icelandic Pickled Beets have a sweet and bold beet flavor, only slightly changed by a handful of pickling spices. Ksenia Prints‘s recipe includes two ways to pickle your beets: a refrigerator version and a safe-for-canning method. Enjoy your pickled beets on their own, on top of salads, or paired with some vegan artisan cheese.
12. Beets and Butternut Squash Bowl With Cheesy Basil Pesto
Earthy beets, sweet butternut squash, and sweet potatoes are roasted to perfection with salt and pepper and then tossed with a homemade cheesy basil sauce. The sauce in this Beets and Butternut Squash Bowl With Cheesy Basil Pesto dish adds a savory contrast to the sweet roasted vegetables. This simple dish from Caitlin and Riley Gladney-Hatcher would be fantastic with wheat berries, or any grain that you happen to have on hand.
13. Veggie Quinoa Sauté + Beet Sesame Sauce
Vibrant beet sesame sauce is the star of this bowl. Smooth and creamy with subtle flavors of garlic and a tangy sweetness, the sauce from this Veggie Quinoa Sauté + Beet Sesame Sauce from Kristina Humphreys tastes amazing when spread over sautéed mushrooms, onions, and beets. This sweet and savory element elevates a regular veggie bowl to a whole new level. When drizzled over the quinoa and sautéed veggies, the creamy sesame sauce enhances their natural taste and texture.
14. Sweet Beet Hash with Hollandaise Sauce
This Sweet Beet Hash with Hollandaise Sauce from Crissy Cavanaugh beautiful color are both amazing on the plate and for your body. With the added benefits of the tumeric and the warm spices used, this recipe is sure to be a win!
15. No-Bake Crimson Velvet Cheesecake
This cashew cheesecake 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 No-Bake Crimson Velvet Cheesecake from Amanda Smith with a side of coconut whipped cream for that true red velvet vibe.
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