20 Unbelievable Beet Recipes Worth Your Consideration

published Aug 10, 2023
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Photograph of roasted beet salad.
Credit: Kelli Foster

Yes, this is a collection of our best beet recipes. But in another sense, it’s a testament to the versatility of the unsung root vegetable. Whether you’re a beet enthusiast or kind of skeptical to step foot into the world of beets, the recipes we want to share with you will inspire you to explore the endless possibilities of the ingredient and cook dishes that are as delicious and nutrient-dense as they are really pretty to look at! 

Look forward to everything this remarkable vegetable can offer to you: the delight of chocolate beet cupcakes, sophisticated beet salad, and vibrant pinky-red sauces, pickles, and beverages. And don’t throw away those beet greens! Roast the greens and stems for a fun and tasty soup topper. Here are recipe ideas for beet-forward lunches, dinners, breakfasts, and snacks that will very well convert you into a beet-lover. 

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Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted beets mixed with argula, pumpkin seeds, and crumbled feta make for the perfect holiday side salad.

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Smoky Beet Hummus
This dish keeps the basic building blocks of hummus — chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and lemon — and adds sweet roasted beets and smoky paprika.
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Easy Refrigerator Pickled Beets

These thick wedges of sweet and tangy pickled beets are as vibrantly flavored as they are colored.

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Shaved Beet & Carrot Salad with Sumac & Dill

The perfect side salad for autumn and winter when root vegetables are in abundance.

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Air Fryer Beets
Air frying beets is a quick and easy way to create a nutritious and colorful side dish.
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Beet and Strawberry Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
This vibrant salad is the perfect way to usher fresh strawberries into spring.
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Beet Pesto Pasta
A gorgeous pasta dish that's easy to make.
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How to Make Beet Kvass

You can drink this jewel-toned beet beverage as a daily tonic or cook with it like you would a vinegar — it’s great in salad dressings and soups like borscht.

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Chocolate Beet Cupcakes with Sour Cream Ganache Frosting

In this recipe, the beets add both sweetness and moisture to the cupcakes, rendering them just dense enough to be delightful.

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Marinated Feta-Beet Salad

Sweet roasted beets are loaded with fresh herbs and feta cheese.

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Baby Beet and Carrot Salad with Herbed Yogurt Ranch

This salad makes the best of tender beets, mixing them with quick-roasted carrots and tangy beet greens. A creamy dressing made with Greek yogurt, green onions, and herbs brings it all together, resulting in a salad that’s both fresh and hearty.

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Beet-Cured Salmon

This vivid side of cured salmon is pink-hued, thanks to the addition of shredded beets.

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Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs

A beet-based brine lends a striking pink cloak as well as an earthy sour tang to classic deviled eggs.

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Golden Beet and Barley Salad with Rainbow Chard

Golden beets, red onions, barley, and wilted chard stems are tossed with a quick lemony dressing and topped with a sprinkle of salty feta.

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Beet-Dressed Pasta with Golden Raisins and Poppy Seeds
Give your pasta a summer makeover with puréed beets, golden raisins, and poppy seeds. It's great hot or cold and is a perfect weeknight dinner option.
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Best-Ever Beet and Bean Burgers

The mighty beet is the star of this deeply savory vegetarian burger.

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Roasted Beet Soup with Fennel and Orange

When sweetened up in the oven and puréed with good vegetable stock, beets make a gorgeous, almost creamy (yet vegan) soup.

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Borscht Crostini

These quick and easy borscht-inspired crostini take all the flavors of the beet-based soup and pile them high on toasted bread for a tasty party app.

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Arugula Beet Salad

A simple five-ingredient recipe for an arugula salad with beets and goat cheese.

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Red Flannel Hash

Corned beef hash — minus the corned beef and with a few beets.

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