8 Amazing Beet Recipes for Roasting, Salads, and More
Beet Pasta With Beet Greens and Goat Cheese
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The vibrant red root may get all the attention, but beet greens can hold their own too—a 1/2 cup offers all of your vitamin A for the day.
Ingredients: Beets, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, beet greens, salt, black pepper, goat cheese
Roasted Beets With Mushroom Bordelaise
If the deep earthiness of beets isn't always your thing, golden beets are a slightly subtler, sweeter option. This dish is so simple you can roast your beets ahead of time and reheat whenever you're ready to dig in.
Ingredients: Golden beets, butter, cremini mushrooms, shallot, thyme, red wine, vegetable broth, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper
Triple Beet Salad With Pistachios and Goat Cheese
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Beets can even give your workouts a boost. They're known to improve endurance and lower blood pressure.
Ingredients: Baby red beets, baby gold beets, shallot, sherry vinegar, fresh thyme, kosher salt, Dijon mustard, black pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, watercress or arugula, baby Chioggia beets, goat cheese, unsalted pistachios
Beet Noodles With Herbed Cashew Cream Sauce
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Beet noodles brighten up any traditional pasta dish. This one gets added texture and flavor from avocados and cashews–which also supply a helping of healthy fats.
Ingredients: Cashews, olive oil, garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper, avocado oil, beet noodles
Spring Beets With Rhubarb Vinaigrette
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Rhubarb is a great source of calcium, with one cup packing in about 10% of your daily requirement. Goat cheese is lower in fat than the usual dairy, making this dish a light and nutritious option.
Ingredients: Rhubarb, red wine, honey, red wine vinegar, shallot, thyme, kosher salt, black pepper, beets, olive oil, goat cheese, pistachios
Pear, Beet, and Gorgonzola Green Salad
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This seasonal combo of beets and pears offers a tasty dish that's high on vitamins and nutrients and light on calories and sodium. The sweetness of pears and roasted beets plays perfectly off the rich creaminess of Gorgonzola cheese.
Ingredients: Beets, Bosc pears, lemon juice, Gorgonzola, extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, black pepper, Dijon mustard, shallot, spring greens
Beets and Farro With Smoky Almonds
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Farro is not only rich in fiber but also resistant starch, which breaks down slower than other carbs and promotes a healthier gut. It may even have benefits for improving diabetes and aiding weight loss.
Ingredients: Beets, dried farro, cider vinegar, honey, salt, pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, baby arugula, smoked almonds
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Savory Beet Soup
Even though they're sweet, beets are low in calories (and chock full of antioxidants), so you won't feel guilty going back for seconds. Onion, potato, bay leaf, and sour cream cut some of the sweetness for a more savory, filling bowl.
Ingredients: Olive oil, onion, chicken broth, salt, black pepper, beets, potato, bay leaf, lemon juice, sour cream