8 ways with beets

Roasted and used in an inventive salad, soup, and more, beets are a sweet taste of the cooler seasons

Chicken Salad with Roasted Beets and Dandelion Greens

Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Elaine Johnson

Chicken Salad with Roasted Beets and Dandelion Greens

Dandelion greens give a bright, appealingly bitter edge to the rich chicken and the sweet beets.

Recipe: Chicken Salad with Roasted Beets and Dandelion Greens

Pomegranate and Beet Salad

James Carrier

Pomegranate and Beet Salad

Thinly sliced prosciutto, browned and crisped in a little olive oil, adds contrast to juicy pomegranate seeds and sweet beets.

Recipe: Pomegranate and Beet Salad

Beet Salad

Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Beet Salad

Any beets would be delicious here, but we prefer the deep color of red ones. Roasting the beets before grating intensifies their flavor and is an easy, relatively mess-free way to cook them.

Recipe: Beet Salad

 

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Queso Fresco (Enselada de Betabel)

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Queso Fresco (Enselada de Betabel)

This beet salad is full of bright colors and flavors, with sweet beets playing off tangy lime and orange.

Recipe: Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Queso Fresco (Ensalada de Betabel)

Salt-crusted Beets with Avocado, Lavender, and Thyme

Leigh Beisch

Salt-crusted Beets with Avocado, Lavender, and Thyme

Chef Jeremy Fox roasts beets in an aromatic salt crust that infuses the kitchen and the beets with the fragrance of flowers and herbs. We've highlighted them in this simple salad.

Recipe: Salt-crusted Beets with Avocado, Lavender, and Thyme

Horseradish Beet Sauce

Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Horseradish Beet Sauce

This vibrant, shocking pink sauce, called maror, is served with matzo along with haroseth as part of the Passover seder ceremony. It’s also great with short ribs any time of year.

Recipe: Horseradish Beet Sauce

Market Salad with Corn Beets Fennel and Cucumber

Leo Gong

Market Salad with Corn, Beets, Fennel, and Cucumber

Roasted beets and a crisp medley of raw vegetables make a beautiful composed salad. Add rotisserie chicken or smoked trout and you can call it dinner.  

Recipe:  Market Salad with Corn, Beets, Fennel, and Cucumber

A bowl of soup with disks of golden beets and shredded beet greens.

Photo, Annabelle Breakey; food styling, Randy Mon

Golden beet and beet greens soup

We’ve used the beet to its fullest: sweet golden slices of the root, paired with dark, earthy leaves.

Recipe:  Golden beet and beet greens soup

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