15 Creative Ways to Eat Beets That Go Way Beyond Salad Toppings

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In addition to being one of the most photogenic foods—where else do you see that gorgeous burgundy in nature?—beets are healthy, easy to cook with, and tasty. They’re also in season during spring and fall. Though some people say that beets taste kinda like dirt to them, to others they’re deliciously earthy and just a little sweet. (Ah, the mystery of taste buds.) Plus, they’re packed with immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and minerals.

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If you need inspiration for how to make beets taste better, or just new ways to prepare them, these 15 recipes will get the job done. From pizza and pasta to hummus and burgers, beets can be easily incorporated into just about any of your favorite foods.

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Roasted Beet Pasta with Dill and Lemon
Roasted Beet Pasta with Dill and Lemon
Oven Baked Beet Chips
Oven Baked Beet Chips
Roasted Beet, Baby Kale, and Brie Quiche
Roasted Beet, Baby Kale, and Brie Quiche
Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad
Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad
Garlicky Flatbread Pizza with Beets, Balsamic, and Feta
Garlicky Flatbread Pizza with Beets, Balsamic, and Feta
Beet and Blueberry Bruschetta
Beet and Blueberry Bruschetta
Curried Beet Soup with Tandoori Chickpeas
Curried Beet Soup with Tandoori Chickpeas
Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze
Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze
Beet Hummus
Beet Hummus
Penne Pasta in Roasted Beet Sauce
Penne Pasta in Roasted Beet Sauce
Creamy Pumpkin Polenta
Creamy Pumpkin Polenta
Beet Bread with Cream Cheese Dill Swirl
Beet Bread with Cream Cheese Dill Swirl
The Ultimate Beet Veggie Burger
The Ultimate Beet Veggie Burger
Carrot, Beet, and Apple Salad with Mint and Cumin Vinaigrette
Carrot, Beet, and Apple Salad with Mint and Cumin Vinaigrette
Beetroot and Feta Salad
Beetroot and Feta Salad

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  • Roasted Beet Pasta with Dill and Lemon
  • Oven Baked Beet Chips
  • Roasted Beet, Baby Kale, and Brie Quiche
  • Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad
  • Garlicky Flatbread Pizza with Beets, Balsamic, and Feta
  • Beet and Blueberry Bruschetta
  • Curried Beet Soup with Tandoori Chickpeas
  • Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze
  • Beet Hummus
  • Penne Pasta in Roasted Beet Sauce
  • Creamy Pumpkin Polenta
  • Beet Bread with Cream Cheese Dill Swirl
  • The Ultimate Beet Veggie Burger
  • Carrot, Beet, and Apple Salad with Mint and Cumin Vinaigrette
  • Beetroot and Feta Salad
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