14 Must-Try Beet Recipes

Medically reviewed by Peggy Pletcher, MS, RD, LD, CDE on November 2, 2015Written by Kristen Fischer on November 2, 2015
14 Beet Recipes

Can’t get enough of beets? Don’t! It is currently beet season and there are plenty of ways to prepare this healthy vegetable.

Beets are loaded with potassium, vitamin A, iron, antioxidants, and other nutrients, and they are low in calories. Betaine, a nutrient in beets, has been shown to protect the body from environmental stress, as well as fight inflammation. Drinking beet juice has been found to be effective in helping to lower systolic blood pressure, too!

Beets come in red and yellow hues, so whether you bake or sauté them, they work well when you’re looking for a dish that looks, as well as tastes, good. If you want to find some new ways to prepare beets, get going with this collection of recipes that can’t be beat!

1. Red Velvet Beet Smoothie

With their powerful flavor, beets might not be a typical smoothie ingredient. But this recipe balances the beets out with berries, yogurt, and cocoa powder to produce a joyously sweet breakfast concoction.

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2. French Peasant Beets

This recipe fuses beets with Swiss chard and Bucheron cheese, along with white wine. Sautee them to create a beet dish sure to appeal to any palette.

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3. Chocolate Mousse Pie

Beets for dessert? Yes indeed! This creative recipe incorporates beets as well as coconut oil to create a truly unique spin on chocolate mousse pie.

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4. Beet and Almond Dip Recipe

Your new favorite dip is right here, as beets combine with blanched almonds and ginger to create an unforgettable dip. Enjoy with pita crisps.

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5. Avocado, Beet, and Caprese Salad

There are endless ways to enjoy beets. This recipe entails pairing them with avocado, basil, and hard-boiled eggs. Perfect for a brunch or just when you want to treat yourself!

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6. Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets, Chick Peas, and Orange

Tamari sauce, honey, and a few other ingredients make this salad a flavorful choice when you want to eat beets in a fresh, new way. Plus, you’ll be able to incorporate quinoa and chickpeas, which offer good fiber and protein content.

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7. Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleons

Here is another way to serve up beets in a distinctive, eye-catching way. This recipe infuses parsley, sage, and watercress into the goat cheese, but you can also use other herbs such as thyme or mint.

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8. Sprouted Wild Rice and Beet Salad

Sprout your own wild rice, grab the beets, and enjoy this flavorful salad with raw honey, minced ginger, and apple cider vinegar, among other fresh ingredients.

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9. Lemon, Dijon, and Beet Salad

Show off the colors of both red and yellow beets with this vegan salad. The roasted beets are colorful and the creamy lemon Dijon vinaigrette gives a burst of citrus goodness.

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10. Beetroot Pesto

Almonds, garlic, and your choice of pecorino or parmesan cheese team up nicely to create this pesto. Want an all-veggie meal? Try it over a vegetable, such as spiralized zucchini.

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11. Beet Raw-violi with Pesto Oil

This visually stunning recipe includes a pesto garnish that blends well with the heart-shaped beets and a pine nut “cheese.”

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12. 10-Minute Beets with Chives, Shallots, and Garlic

Combine beets with shallots and a few other simple ingredients for an attractive, healthy side dish.

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13. Beet Curry

Beef curry? I think you mean beet. This recipe combines cumin, garlic, onion, mustard oil, turmeric, garam masala, and other healthful ingredients — perfect with raita or over any bowl of rice!

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14. Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies

For some reason, beets seem to be just as wonderful in desserts as they are in salads. These brownies are no exception, and the beets lend a lot of moisture to the baked goodies.

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