There is so much that you can do when preparing robust and beautiful beet recipes!
One amazing fact about beets is that they add a lot of beautiful color to whatever dish they are added to.
With their naturally earthy flavor, there are so many options for enjoying these root vegetables in your day to day meals, despite how you may feel about beets currently.
Whether you love them or you are indifferent, try some of these 14 beet recipes for a unique take on the flavorful vegetable.
One of these recipes is sure to win over your friends and family who have not yet fallen in love with beets.
Beets are also very flexible and can be enjoyed as part of any meal of the day!
Start your day with some Beet Pancakes, have a Beet Salad Wrap for lunch, a Vegan Beet Burger for dinner, and end the day with Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies (topped with rich Beet Ice Cream, even? Yep!)
As you can see, beets can be enjoyed with any type of recipe; sweet, savory, and even sour or tangy.
With so many options out there for preparing beets, you are sure to find a new favorite method of enjoying beets so go ahead and try some of these tasty recipes for yourself!
Whatever type of fresh beet recipes you have tried in the past, none will compare to this salad!
There is no filler lettuce but instead, tons of filling beets, cucumber, and dill seasoned to perfection.
This salad is sweet, salty, and tangy, and can be made in 10 minutes or less.
Go ahead and use canned beets for this recipe if you would like, it won’t take anything away from the salad!
Want to enjoy the classic Hawaiian dish but would rather make it plant based?
Good news for you!
Beets can easily take on the flavor and texture as the traditional raw fish used in poke bowls.
This fresh bowl can be loaded up with additional vegetables so feel free to add in carrots, radish, bean sprouts, or beans!
If you want more fiber and the goodness of beets in your meals but you can’t help but wonder how to make beets taste good, try combining this root with your favorite comfort dish, like grilled cheese!
Start by roasting your beets to whatever level of tenderness you like.
Butter your bread, add some arugula and goat cheese, toast it, put it all together with your beets in the middle, and fry it up on the stove!
The goat cheese will mix with the strong flavors of the beets so well to allow for balance in every bite.
Here are our tips for freezing roasted beets.
Few ingredients cannot be made tastier by adding it to a big bowl of pasta.
The creamy beet sauce used in this pasta dish is slightly sweet but full of flavor from the balsamic vinegar, wine, and thyme.
A sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese and a garnish of a thyme sprig will pull this pasta and beets dish together so well!
Smoothie recipes using beets are great for mornings where you may be in a rush and don’t have time to sit down to eat but want something filling and tasty.
All you need is to toss four ingredients into a blender and you have a delicious and fresh smoothie for yourself in minutes!
Since beets can be grainy, you can run the smoothie through a cheesecloth in order to smooth out the texture a bit.
This quinoa salad is one of the best recipes with beets included for a high protein plant-based dish.
There is a bit of crunch from the toasted pistachios and pine nuts, lots of flavors from the caramelized vegetables, and all of it is topped with a fresh and lemony dressing.
All of the bright colors and flavors present in this salad will make it a new go-to dish for a simple meal when you want to cut down on meat, increase your protein, or just want to try something good for you!
Have you ever considered beet recipe ideas for dessert?
If you want to make chocolatey brownies, know that adding in beets will add so much moisture and depth to the sweet treat without overwhelming you with the earthy taste beets tend to have.
This recipe will ensure you get fudgy brownies rather than a cakey texture.
Enjoy your brownies warm as they come out of the oven, room temperature after they settle for a bit, or even cool after chilling in the fridge.
This beet recipe will win over kids and adults alike!
Making pancakes out of your beets is a great way to include plants in your breakfast, add some bright color to your kitchen table, and provide a nourishing meal with all of the natural ingredients.
It may be surprising to include this earthy vegetable into a breakfast that is typically sweet, especially with no added sugar.
But the applesauce, maple syrup, and yogurt do a great job of adding to the natural sweetness of cooked beets.
Top these pancakes with some plain yogurt, whipped cream, or some nut butter for more natural ways to enjoy this recipe!
Wondering what to make with beets for a balanced and delicious lunch?
This lunchtime wrap has plenty of flavors in each bite from the pickled beets, sun dried tomatoes, sharp peppers, crunchy cucumber, and pesto all wrapped in a tortilla.
If you are making this in the morning and want to enjoy it later in the day, remember to wrap it tightly in tinfoil and napkins just in case some juice or oil leaks out from the wrap.
Add a side of chips and you have your lunch all ready!
If you really love beets, add in some air fryer beet chips.
Keep reading for a recipe on this!
Cooked beet recipes are very flexible as you can tell from this list, but did you know they can make a great substitute for ground beef in your burgers?
These burgers are crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside so you can enjoy the same texture of traditional burgers without the meat!
You can enjoy these beet patties with whatever you like to top your other meat or veggie burgers with, such as avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, grilled vegetables, or whatever else you like!
Since there are no eggs or meat in this recipe, it is vegan, easy to make gluten free, flavorful, hearty, and balanced!
Get ready to win over your friends and family members who are not quite over to the beet-lover side.
These beet fries are a great way to ease the plant into your meals and win over everyone who tries them!
If you are worried about the distinct flavor that beets tend to have, remember that roasting them brings out the sweet flavor—and minimizes the earthy tones.
Add this to your list of recipes for cooked beets that will win over anyone!
This is an easy and quick way to prepare a better for you alternative to traditional potato chips.
All you need are three simple ingredients and an air fryer!
Since you are using an air fryer, you can avoid adding extra oil keeping this a light snack.
Just make sure you peel your beets and you cut them thin enough so they avoid getting soggy as they air fry.
If you have homemade pickled beets but don’t know what to do with them, turn them into a beet potato salad!
If you have store bought pickled beets that will also work great for this potato salad but it is always more rewarding (and fun) to pickle your beets yourself!
Get ready to enjoy a bright pink and flavorful twist on classic potato salads!
Well, I never thought I’d see it. But it’s gorgeous, and it has chunks of chocolate in it, so it must be true. And it’s vegan (as long as you use dairy-free chocolate in it).
A deep, deep purple, it looks almost too good to be true.
Made with coconut milk, agave, some ginger, and of course, cooked beets, this really looks delightful
Even includes no-churn instructions if you don’t have an automatic ice cream maker on hand.
The bottom line
This versatile plant deserves way more recognition and love for all it is capable of in the kitchen!
They are easily added to so many different recipe types for unique dishes full of flavor.
Even if you are not in love with the earthy taste beets tend to have, you can enjoy the natural sweetness through these recipes!
Can you tell we love the versatility and goodness of beets? Here’s our list of yummy appetizers made with beets!
- Beet Salad With Feta, Cucumber & Dill
- Beet Poké Bowl
- Beet, Arugula & Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese
- Pasta With Creamy Beet Sauce
- Blueberry Beet Smoothie
- Roasted Beet & Carrot Quinoa Salad
- Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies
- Pink Beet Pancakes
- Beet Salad Lunch Wrap
- Vegan Beet Burger
- Savory Roasted Beet Fries
- Air Fryer Beet Chips
- Pickled Beet Potato Salad
- Beet Ice Cream With Chocolate Chunks
- Scroll for your favorite recipe from our list of Beet Recipes!
- Pick out the ingredients needed for the dish you want to try.
- Cook then enjoy immediately!