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24 Beet Recipes, from Appetizers to Desserts

You may have seen a beautiful photo of a dish on social media featuring a fresh beet recipe. These tubers can often look like jewels with their distinctive red and purple hue. Perhaps you have heard about the numerous health benefits of fresh beets.

24 Beet Recipes, from Appetizers to Desserts

But many people do not know how to cook with beets or have had a bad experience with them. But never fear. There are plenty of great beet recipes to try!

Beets can taste great, lending an earthy sweetness to many dishes. Pairing savory or citrusy foods with beets can often highlight their own natural, delicious flavor.

Keep reading to find some amazing savory beet recipes. But don’t stop there – the sweetness in beets also makes them a great addition to baked goods.

So, what goes with beets for dinner or dessert? This list goes beyond the old boiled beet recipes and features easy and healthy ideas that will turn anyone into a beet fan!

1. Roasted Beet Salad

Roasting beets is one of the best ways to bring out their natural flavors. This delectable beet salad will impress your family and your guests. And it is beautiful to look at!

Roasted beets are paired with spring greens, savory goat cheese, crunchy pistachios, and a tangy vinaigrette to elevate this humble vegetable into a chef-worthy dish.

The contrast of the red, green, and white colors gives this salad real visual appeal. And the creamy cheese, earthy beets, snappy greens, and mellow pistachios all pair together brilliantly.

2. Classic Russian Borscht

Look for the most classic recipe for beets? It’s got to be borscht! This soup hails from Russian and Eastern Europe, and it is as comforting as it is pretty to look at. Beets, potatoes, carrots, and onions are combined to form the base for this iconic dish.

This recipe also has several suggestions and variations, like adding beans to make this the perfect vegetarian beet recipe. No wonder it is a family favorite!

3. Roasted Beet and Garlic Hummus

If you are looking for a showstopper at your next party, this roasted beet hummus is perfect for you! This spin on the classic hummus adds nutrients, sweetness, and a pop of bright color!

Using chickpeas and tahini, this hummus recipe gets a unique spin with the addition of roasted beets and garlic.

This is the perfect healthy spread to put on sandwiches, wraps, or dip for vegetables or crackers. This recipe also has some suggestions for toppings that will take this hummus to a new level!

4. Beet, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

Think grilled cheese, but make it fancy. This beautiful sandwich recipe is a definite upgrade from your childhood.

Roasted beets look like jewels when sandwiched between creamy white goat cheese and peppery green arugula. This sandwich is served on crusty French bread for the ultimate grown-up grilled cheese experience.

While it is simple, it’s also a great way to use up any roasted beets you may have from another meal. And it looks so impressive. You could serve this to guests. This is also an easy beet recipe for dinner.

5. Maple Roasted Beets and Carrots

Looking for a delicious and beautiful side dish? Look no further.

This recipe features only five ingredients yet is fit for your table during the holidays. It’s the perfect example of a simple preparation that brings out the unique character and flavors of the vegetables.

This recipe pairs carrots and beets, which are perfect for the fall or winter.

These roasted root veggies are then tossed with butter and maple syrup to bring out their natural sweetness. Even the pickiest of eaters will love this roasted side dish.

6. Beet Carrot Wellness Juice

If you want to extract all the goodness out of beets in a healthy drink, try this juice! This juice combines beets, carrots, apples, and ginger to make an out-of-this-world drink.

The secret to this recipe is using tart Granny Smith apples, which helps to balance out the sweetness from the beets and carrots!

The health benefits from all of these ingredients are well known, and it would be perfect for drinking in the fall and winter, during cold and flu season. Do something good for yourself today and try this recipe!

7. Pink Beet Pancakes

Do you have a kid that loves all things pink AND loves pancakes? Then this is the perfect recipe for your family! And all parents are looking for healthy kid-friendly recipes.

This recipe combines the goodness of oats with the benefits of yogurt. Add in cooked beets and unsweetened applesauce for natural sweetness and color, and you’ve got a breakfast win!

These pink pancakes would be adorable when shaped into a heart! Drizzle all-natural maple syrup on top for an adorable and healthy breakfast.

This recipe also has instructions for keeping these pancakes in the fridge or freezer so that you can have a delicious and healthy breakfast ready in minutes.

8. Beet Braised Lentils

This hearty stew is chock full of healthy and yummy ingredients. By combining beets and lentils with onions, carrots, and celery, you can have a warm and nutritious meal on the table in an hour. Plus, you can make extra for leftovers, making this a recipe to keep in your meal prep rotation!

This recipe can easily be made as a vegan stew, so it is great for those looking to cut down on meat consumption or incorporate more meatless meals into their diet.

9. Simple Roasted Beets

This is one of the most classic recipes with beets. This recipe for roasted beets really lets you enjoy beets in the purest form, so you can taste all of the earthy sweetness beets have to offer.

This recipe does list some additional herbs and spices you could play around with to put a different spin on them.

Roasted beets make a great and healthy side dish, and leftover beets can easily be used in a salad. In fact, many of the other recipes in this list use roasted beets, so this is a great recipe to start with!

10. Raw Carrot and Beet Cake

Who doesn’t love dessert? What if I told you this cake was healthy? This carrot and beet cake is a fresh new take on the classic carrot cake. It’s also presented beautifully, with definitive layers of orange carrot, and red beet.

Along with the natural sweetness of carrots and beets, this cake also gets a sweet touch from raisins and dates. The addition of shredded coconut is lovely and sure to make any guest clamor for the recipe!

What’s more, the icing is made with cashews and sweetened naturally with maple syrup. This recipe is good enough to serve to company and yet healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast!

11. Lentil Beet Burgers

If you want to enjoy a burger without any guilt, this recipe is for you. Lentils, beets, seeds, mushrooms, and oats pack in a ton of nutrients. These burgers are high in fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals.

This recipe also has a Green Goddess sauce that pairs perfectly with these burgers.

The entire recipe is gluten-free and vegan, so it’s great for those following dietary restrictions. What a tangy, creamy addition to this burger! These would be perfect on a wheat bun or even served on top of mixed greens.

12. Oven Baked Beet Chips

If there is a sale on beets, reach for this recipe to make a savory and healthy snack.

A secret yet simple step, in the beginning, ensure that these beet chips turn out to be crispy and crunchy, as well as keep their lovely color.

These chips call for only three ingredients, so it is very simple and easy. The parchment paper keeps clean-up a breeze. And these chips will keep for up to two weeks if you don’t munch them up first!

13. Pickled Beets

Another classic way of preparing beets is to pickle them! Indeed, the tangy vinaigrette in this recipe is perfect against the sweetness of the beets without overpowering them.

The beets are either boiled or roasted first, then tossed with a simple vinaigrette when cooled.

These keep wonderfully in the refrigerator and are a great addition to salads or enjoyed on their own. They make a fun and unexpected addition to a charcuterie board.

14. Double Chocolate Beet Muffins

These chocolate muffins make for a perfectly indulgent breakfast yet are full of healthy ingredients. Moms and kids love these muffins that feature beets, applesauce, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips.

The roasted beets are pureed and combined with the other ingredients. The result is a beautiful deep red and brown muffin as if red velvet cake and chocolate cake mix!

These are perfect for breakfast, to enjoy with tea or coffee, or as a snack. There are instructions for freezing these muffins so that you can enjoy them any time.

15. Beet and Flaxseed Crackers

Here’s another savory snack made from beets! Pureed beets are combined with flaxseed meal, chia seeds, sesame seeds, spices, and more to create a healthy cracker that would go well with various cheeses or dips.

These crackers are vegan and grain-free, so they are perfect for those following the Paleo diet, Whole 30, or any other dietary restrictions. And best of all, they are delicious! Kids, family, and guests will love these, and you’ll feel great about serving them.

16. Cooked Beets with Goat Cheese Sauce

A beautiful beet dish that tastes divine and cooks in the slow cooker? Sign me up! This recipe cooks the beets in the slow cooker for over 4 hours, essentially slow-roasting them.

What to put on cooked beets? These beets are paired with a goat cheese sauce that you can whip up in your blender. The sauce is drizzled over the cooked beets and sprinkled with basil.

This would be perfect for a Saturday supper with friends, allowing you to focus on other dishes and your guests.

17. Chocolate Beet Brownies

Here’s a fun way to add healthy beets to decadent brownies! This recipe has all of the deliciousness of fudgy brownies without guilt.

The sweetness and moisture of beets help to make these brownies next level. Not only do these brownies have cocoa powder, but they also have chopped semi-sweet chocolate, giving these brownies a decidedly rustic feel.

These would be great to whip up for a weekend treat or a Girls’ Night!

18. Roasted Beet Fries

Healthy fries- it’s not an oxymoron! Red or golden beets are tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper, cumin, and spicy harissa, then baked until soft.

These fries are then tossed with parsley and Parmesan cheese, giving them a depth of smoky and umami flavors, as well as a little heat. It’s the perfect complement to beets’ natural flavors!

These fries are best paired with a creamy dip made of yogurt or a goat cheese spread. And they can be kept in the fridge for a few days, so make extra!

19. Pickled Beet Deviled Eggs

This recipe is sure to be a show-stopper at your next picnic or Easter table! Hard-boiled eggs are set in a beet brine that gives them a lovely ombre pattern of white to hot pink when the egg is sliced in half!

The brine also adds a lovely tang to these eggs. This recipe has a classic deviled egg filling that can be piped into the egg white halves for a beautiful presentation. Additional toppings are suggested, which will make these deviled eggs truly Instagram-worthy!

20. Roasted Spiralized Beets

Here’s a side dish that looks beautiful and dramatic, like pasta made from rubies! Beets are spiraled into a noodle form, then roasted.

The beet noodles are then tossed with a balsamic honey-mustard vinaigrette for a side dish that will “wow” your family or guests.

This recipe also gives instructions on enjoying these beets as raw spiralized noodles, like a crunch noodle salad. Either way, these are a healthy dish that is sure to turn heads!

21. Pasta with Creamy Beet Sauce

If you have a person in your life that loves the color pink, there can be no more perfect dish than this pink pasta!

Roasted beets are pureed and olive oil, balsamic vinegar, wine, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. What really takes this pasta sauce over the top is the addition of broth, cream, and fresh thyme!

This thick and creamy pink sauce is then tossed with your favorite pasta for a truly delectable main dish. This would be a great meal to serve anyone who loves pink or a celebratory meal for a breast cancer survivor!

22. Double Chocolate Beet Donuts

Here’s another baked good that features delicious beets! Who doesn’t like a chocolate donut? These baked donuts have a deep chocolate flavor that is rich with a soft texture.

Roasted beets are combined with cacao butter, dates, coconut milk, oat flour and cocoa powder, and chocolate chips. Additional sweetness is found in maple syrup. Divine!

These donuts are gluten-free and vegan, so they are perfect for those with dietary restrictions. You won’t feel guilty serving these to your family… or yourself!

23. Beet Falafels

It’s hard to improve upon the savory and crispy falafel. However, these beet falafels take the dish to a new level. Plus, their distinct red color will pop on any salad or in a wrap!

Chickpeas, beans, onion, and spices are combined with oat flour for a healthy, vegan recipe rather than fried.
This recipe also includes instructions for storing in the fridge or freezer, so you can make an extra big batch to enjoy in the future!

24. Beet Soup

There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of soup. This beet soup will not only make you feel warm and cozy but will also nourish you!

Good things come from the ground, indeed! Beets are paired with other root vegetables: parsnips, onions, ginger, and garlic.

This soup can be made with vegetable broth or otherwise with a broth of your choosing for a vegan version.

This soup can be garnish with yogurt or coconut cream. Other toppings and garnishes are suggested, all of which would elevate this soup to chef status. Quite a long way from things dug from the dirt!

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