We love beets! These recipes with beets are all tasty, healthy, and showcase the earthy, rich tones of beets.
These beet recipes include beet salads, roasted beets, and beet side dishes. Beets are best in the colder months, and many of these recipes are great for the holidays. They'd make excellent Thanksgiving or Christmas side dishes.
Beets, like most root vegetables, are hearty and filling. But they're also nutrient-dense, making them a great choice for healthy winter eating.
Turmeric Chickpea Buddha Bowl is the ultimate vegan bowl recipe with vegetables, leafy greens, quinoa, chickpeas, fruit, and nuts with lemon tahini dressing as the buddha bowl sauce. This nutritious party in a bowl is savory and sweet with texture galore!
Classic beet soup with a whole foods twist – vegan borscht with lentils and piles of winter vegetables. The traditional soup is made into a full meal here with the addition of legumes, and if you’re a beet fan, you’ll love it.
Roasted Beet Salad is one of those easy-fancy salads or side dishes to serve guests that will have them fooled into thinking you are a gourmet chef. This healthy, flavorful dish is so simple to throw together but tastes complex with the combination of creamy goat cheese, sweet, earthy beets, crunchy pistachios, and bright homemade vinaigrette that can be thrown together in minutes.
Flavor packed and beautifully colored, our vegan beetroot kidney bean burger patties are the star at every BBQ, picnic or dinner table! Seriously hearty and secretly healthy, they are crispy, protein-rich, gluten-free and so easy to make.
This Rosemary, Red Onion, Beetroot and Goats Cheese Tart with homemade savoury shortcrust pastry is an original savoury tart to serve as an appetiser, entree, main or side. The vegetarian tart is the perfect mix of flakey, crunchy, sweet and salty!
Are beets good for you?
Beets are good for you! They're nutrient-rich, improve digestive health, can help fight inflammation, and may help support brain health (source).
When are beets in season?
Beets, like many root vegetables, are in season in winter. Beet season starts in November and continues through the colder months, although you can usually find red beets in supermarkets year-round.
What are the best beets to buy?
Beets come in a range of sizes and colors - with red beets being the most ubiquitous.
The four most common beets are red beets (dark red color with a sweet flavor), golden beats (yellow color with a mellow earthy flavor), Chioggia beets (naturally striped, usually red and white), and baby beets (these are just beets that have been harvested earlier and are smaller).
All types of beets are good - if you want sweet beets get red ones and if you want an earthy, mellow flavor get golden beets. Chioggia beets look amazing in salads!
How to know when beets have gone bad?
The easiest way to tell if beets have gone bad is the texture. They'll be softer to the touch. There might also be mold, in which case you should throw it away.