Beet Recipes – Alphabet of Vegetables (Beetroot Recipes)

Beet (Beetroot) Recipes
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BEETS: THE BASICS
Beets are called, well, "beets" in North America but "beetroot" (in English only, obviously) in the rest of the world. We think of beets as a "root" vegetable because the edible portion grows below ground; in fact, botanically, beets are the lower stem of the beet plant. Tender leafy-green beet greens are also delicious; chefs are especially fond of tiny-tiny beet microgreens, so pretty on the plate. Mostly, we humans eat what we call "garden beets" or "table beets"; in contrast, "sugar beets" are grown to manufacture sugar. Don't be startled, it's natural for beets to turn urine a slight pink color. Beets are known for their glistening claret color but specialty beets come in lovely orange and gold colors, even white; they all taste the same and cost a lot more. Handling raw and especially cooked beets will stain your hands but the stain will wash off with a good scrub.

BEET CLEANING TIPS Even grocery-store beets can be covered with a light layer of dirt; beets from the farmers market can be downright muddy. Wash the beets under running water; soak extra-dirty beets in warm water. Avoid scrubbing the skin too hard, it seals in the beet juices.

HOW to TRIM BEETS To trim the beets, slice off the greens but leave an inch of stem, also leave the tail (the taproot) intact. Why? Cutting into the root before cooking will cause the juices to drain out during cooking.

BASIC WAYS to COOK BEETS
My favorite way to roast beets with step-by-step photos
More ways to roast beets, wrapped in foil or wrapped in salt or peeled first
How to make a roasted beet salad
How to cook beets in water on the stove-top
How to cook beets in the microwave
How to cook beets & beet greens at the same time
How to color hard-boiled eggs with beet juice, beautiful at Easter

Recipes followed by a "little pot" icon like this call for cooked beets, good reason to roast a few extra. Here's my favorite way to roast beets.

BEETS NUTRITION ESTIMATE

NEW to Beets? TRY THESE FIRST
For anyone brand-new to beets or who's only tasted canned beets or even the pricey "already roasted" beets from the produce section, you are in for a treat!
Beets with Feta
King Hill Farms Simple & Sublime Beets

CLASSIC RECIPES for Beets
Kitchen Parade recipes
Karelian Borscht (Russian Beet Borscht Soup)

A Veggie Venture recipes
Harvard Beets 15min/30min – WW0/WW2 – NetCarb10-30
How to Make a Roasted Beet Salad 5min/5min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb7

READER FAVORITES!
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Beet Pesto
Beet Smoothies
Raw Beet, Carrot & Kohlrabi Salad

MY PERSONAL FAVORITES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Karelian Borscht (Russian Beet Borscht Soup)
Those Pink Potatoes

A Veggie Venture recipes
Beet Pesto
Beet Salad with Sumac, Yogurt & Pita
Beet Smoothies
Beets with Feta
Honey-Pepper Beets
Roasted Beet Salad
Roasted Beet Salad with Fresh Mango, Blueberries & Blue Cheese 10min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb15
Swedish Beets
Whole-Grain Salad with Beets, Beans & Corn

What's your favorite beet recipe? or what beet recipe did you hope to find here? I'm always looking for new ones, especially healthy beet recipes. Leave me a quick note in the comments! ~Alanna aka the "Beet Queen"



PICKLED Beets
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Beet Smoothies 5min/5min – WW1/2 – PP2/3 – NetCarb13/17
Honey-Pepper Beets 10min/10min – WW1/WW2 – NetCarb14/15/32
Pan-Pickled Beets 10min/30min – WW1 – NetCarb9
Pickled Beet Dip 10min/10min – WW1/2 – NetCarb 3/9
Swedish Beets 7min/24 hours – WW0
Swedish Pickled Beetroot Salad 20min/20min – WW2 – NetCarb11

RAW Beets
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Raw Beet, Carrot & Kohlrabi Salad 15min/15min – WW1 – NetCarb9
Raw Beet Sandwiches 5min/5min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb13

GOLDEN Beets
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Beet Carpaccio 15min/15min – WW2 – NetCarb9
Golden Beets with Brussels Sprouts 25min/25min – WW1 – NetCarb5

Beet GREENs
Kitchen Parade recipes
Ontario Greens

A Veggie Venture recipes
Beet Green Risotto 40min/40min – WW3 – NetCarb22
Beet Greens & Three-Onion Pizza 36min/60min – WW8 (plus crust) – NetCarb7 (plus crust)
Farro with Beet Greens 15min/30min – WW4 – NetCarb35
Gratin of Greens 20min/2hrs – WW2 – NetCarb3
Greek Greens 15min/20min
Greens & Stems with Mustard 15min/20min – WW0
Greens 'n' All Beet Soup 35min/90min – WW1/WW2 – NetCarb14/15
Greens with Sour Cream 25min/25min or 15min/15min – WW4
Grilled Beets, Greens & Beans




Beets for BREAKFAST
Kitchen Parade recipes
Mango & Beet Smoothies

A Veggie Venture recipes
Beet Smoothies 5min/5min – WW1/2 – PP2/3 – NetCarb13/17

Beets in APPETIZERS
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Beet Pesto 10min/10min – WW0/WW1/WW4 – NetCarb2/7
Pickled Beet Dip 10min/10min – WW1/2 – NetCarb 3/9

Beets in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Karelian Borscht (Russian Beet Borscht Soup)

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Greens 'n' All Beet Soup 35min/90min – WW1/WW2 – NetCarb14/15
Summer Borscht 25min/25min – WW5 – NetCarb11
Survivor Soup WW4

Beets in SANDWICHES
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Whole Grain Bread (with beets or without) 15min/4hrs – WW2 – NetCarb21

Beets in MAIN DISHES
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Roasted Beets Supper Salad 20min/20min – WW2/WW8/WW10 – NetCarb15

Beets in HOT SIDE DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Beet Röesti with Rosemary
Those Pink Potatoes

A Veggie Venture recipes
Baked Beets 5min/60-90min – WW0/WW1 – NetCarb8
Beet Röesti 10min/15min – WW1 – NetCarb5
Beets in Orange Sauce 10min/15min – WW1 – NetCarb22
Creamy Spinach with Beets 10min/15min – WW2 – NetCarb11
Fragrant Roasted Beets 10min/2hrs – WW1 – NetCarb8
Grilled Beets, Greens & Beans
Harvard Beets 15min/30min – WW0/WW2 – NetCarb10-30
King Hill Farms Simple & Sublime Beets 5min/5min – WW2 – NetCarb6
Microwave Beets 5min/20min-30min – WW0 – NetCarb8
Red Onion Beets 10/30min – WW2
Roasted Beets Supper Salad 20min/20min – WW2/WW8/WW10 – NetCarb15
Roasted Beets with Balsamic Vinegar 5min/65-95min – WW1
Salt-Roasted Beets 10min/2hrs – WW1 – NetCarb9

Beets in COLD SIDE DISHES & VEGETABLE SALADS
Kitchen Parade recipes
Borscht Beets

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Beet Carpaccio 15min/15min – WW2 – NetCarb9
Beet & Orange Salad 15min/15min – WW2
Beet & Walnut Salad 15min/15min – WW3 – NetCarb10
Beet Salad with Lemon & Olives 10min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb9
Beet Salad with Sumac, Yogurt & Pita 15min/15min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb10
Beets with Caraway 12min/12min – WW1
Beets with Feta 5min/5min – WW1
Borscht Beets 10min/15min or 20min/80min – WW3
Chiogga Beets with Horseradish Cream 10min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb9
Fragrant Orange Beetroot Salad 6min/6min – WW2 – NetCarb 9
Honey-Pepper Beets 10min/10min – WW1/WW2 – NetCarb14/15/32
How to Make a Roasted Beet Salad 5min/5min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb7
Mustard Beets 15min/15min – WW1
Pan-Pickled Beets 10min/30min – WW1 – NetCarb9
Raw Beet, Carrot & Kohlrabi Salad 15min/15min – WW1 – NetCarb9
Spinach with Cottage Cheese and Canned Beets
Swedish Pickled Beetroot Salad 20min/20min – WW2 – NetCarb11
Swedish Beets 7min/24 hours – WW0
Whole-Grain Salad with Beets, Beans & Corn 30min/4hrs – WW.5/1.5 – PP1/3 – NetCarb7/15

Beets in SWEETS!
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Beet Ice Cream 30min/24hrs – WW4 – NetCarb23
Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Cake 20min/2hrs – WW5
Wine, Beet & Fruit Salad so good that it’s Dessert 30min/24hrs

RECIPES using CANNED or JARRED Beets
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Beets in Orange Sauce 10min/15min – WW1 – NetCarb22
Spinach with Cottage Cheese and Canned Beets
Swedish Beets 7min/24 hours – WW0
Wine, Beet & Fruit Salad so good that it’s Dessert 30min/24hrs




Beets on the GRILL
Grilled Beets, Greens & Beans

Beets in the MICROWAVE
Microwave Beets 5min/20min-30min – WW0 – NetCarb8

Beets in the SLOW COOKER
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2 comments:

I don't like cooked beets like we ate out of the can years ago. But raw beets!! Oh my. I just peel them, or it, cut off top and bottom and sneak a slice with salt before anything else. Then I add it to tossed salad - chopped up like your do a carrot . Everyone is surprised!

Awesome! Thanks for the beet info. I am buying some today!

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