Are you into beets? Because we sure are and what’s not to love? This awesome root veggie is more than a jar of pickled beets or an earthy-tasting addition to your salads. You can transform your beets into burgers, like this Beet Falafel Burger that’s crispy and oh-so-delicious. Or, you can use them to bring a depth of flavor to your sweets, like these Roasted Beet Chocolate Cupcakes. You can even use them as food coloring! These Pink Frosted Doughnuts use beets to make that pretty pink frosting and these No-Bake Chocolate-Coated Red Velvet Cake Pops use them to create a deep red hue.
For a better look at how awesome beets are, check out our collection of beet recipes. Or, if you just want to get right down to the best of the best, then stick around and check out 15 of our very best beet recipes!
1. Beet and Chickpea Falafel
What makes a falafel truly amazing is freshness. These vibrant Beet and Chickpea Falafel certainly aren’t lacking in that! Serve these over a bed of salad with a coconut yogurt tahini sauce, or wrap them in a pita with plenty of greens.
2. Rustic Buckwheat Flatbread Pizza With Beet Hummus and Cashew Cheese
In this Rustic Buckwheat Flatbread Pizza, earthy beet hummus and cashew cheese sit atop a crispy crust. Although all the components of this pizza are homemade, it’s incredibly easy to make. Add a sprinkle of chopped walnuts, green olives, a small handful of arugula, and a few turns of freshly ground black pepper to complete the experience
3. Beet and Black Bean Burgers
Get ready for warmer weather with these hearty Beet and Black Bean Burgers! Beets give them their gorgeous pink color and earthy flavor while freshly cooked black beans add a meaty texture. Serve these topped with sprouts, fried onion, and mushrooms with sweet potato fries on the side.
4. Oregano Olive Oil Beet Chips
Getting sick of plain old bagged potato chips? Try making these crispy, oven-baked Oregano and Olive Oil Beet Chips at home! They’re made with just three ingredients and so versatile – you can season the chips any way you like!
5. Fudgy Red Velvet Brownies
These Fudgy Red Velvet Brownies are rich and chocolatey, with a subtle hint of vanilla. If you need your chocolate fix, then these moist, dense brownies will definitely be a hit. They get their gorgeous color, not from food coloring, but from beets. Not only this, the beets also add to their richness!
6. Creamy Beet and Ginger Soup With a Coconut Swirl
This Creamy Beet and Ginger Soup is absolutely hypnotizing! Creamy coconut milk is swirled into delightfully pink beet soup, making for a show-stopping, beautiful dish.
7. Beet Gnocchi With Arugula Pesto
Think pink with these pretty Beet Gnocchi With Arugula Pesto! The addition of puréed beets not only gives the gnocchi a lovely color but also an earthy sweetness that makes the potatoes anything but bland. Top with a generous drizzle of arugula pesto and you’ve got yourself a beautiful, delicious, and impressive dinner! You don’t even need to mention how easy this was to make either.
8. Chocolate Beet Cake
This Chocolate Beet Cake has a hint of earthiness to its rich flavor and it’s all thanks to beets. Dark red pomegranate seeds and a raspberry glaze add yet another layer of complexity, resulting in a cake like no other.
9. 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 are 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.
10. Beet Hummus Bites
These Beet Hummus Bites are more than just pretty — they’re delicious. Roasted beet hummus, black olives, and arugula salad tucked into homemade bamboo charcoal tortillas. The beet hummus is earthy and garlicky and the tortillas are ridiculously easy to make. Serve these at a party and you’ll most likely catch everyone snapping food photos before devouring.
11. 1-Ingredient Beet Sliders
Beet is one of those extremely versatile veggies that you can make a hundred different ways and it still surprises you. Well, it turns out, if you boil it with spices and then slice and grill to make a crust, it makes a perfectly good patty. Serve these little 1-Ingredient Beet Sliders with your favorite greens and enjoy!
12. Flourless Cake With Walnut and Fig Crust
This beautiful raw, Flourless Cake With Walnut and Fig Crust is made with fresh beets, creamed coconut, and almond milk. It’s earthy, rich, wholesome, and utterly delicious. Decorate with some raw cacao nibs, flaked coconut, edible flowers, or drizzle some melted chocolate over. Whichever way you choose, it’s sure to be delicious!
13. Beet and Chickpea Burger
Every household needs a veggie burger that’s a staple. This Beet and Chickpea Burger is firm on the outside and tender on the inside — exactly what a veggie burger should be. This burger is smoky, hearty, savory, subtly spiced, and seriously satisfying. It’s almost too good to be true!
14. Garlic Zucchini and Beet Noodle Salad
For a visually striking touch to your table, include this beautiful Garlic Zucchini and Beet Noodle Salad at your next get together. The vivid color of the deep dark red beet spirals, the refreshing green and decorative cilantro leaves, and the slightly beet-stained pink zucchini noodles make it visually appealing and appetizing to the eye. It’s fresh, garlicky, and light.
15. Beet Hummus Panini With Smashed Avocado and Greens
Need a new kind of sandwich? Try this awesome Beet Hummus Panini With Smashed Avocado and Greens. The fresh greens and zucchini are cool and crisp in contrast to the warm, grilled bread, creamy avocado, and the earthy, garlicky beet hummus. It’s great cold as well, but grilling the bread brings a satisfying crispy crunchiness to the entire ensemble.
In our heart of hearts, there’s just no veggie that beats beets!
Lead image source: 1-Ingredient Beet Sliders