7 Hardy Beet Recipes to Try This Winter

Root vegetables come packed with nutrition and other benefits.

Different varieties of beets

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When it comes to healthy food, beets – or beetroot –  are a versatile vegetable that can easily be called a superfood. That’s because these bright red, purple or golden roots pack a large nutritional punch and come with a host of other health benefits, according to Healthline. Some of these include helping to lower your blood pressure, aiding cognitive function, and easing inflammation.

Whether you roast them, boil them, or juice them, beets are a winter go-to vegetable. Here are seven vegetarian beet recipes to enjoy.

Roasted Beets

Roasted beets are always a delicious addition to any meal. This recipe from the Love & Lemons blog comes dressed with citrus juice. Roasted beets are very easy to make and will keep well in the fridge. All you need are red and golden beets. Just clean and then wrap the beets in foil with just a drizzle of olive oil and bake. Before serving, season with salt and pepper, and you can add citrus juice or balsamic vinegar to dress the dish.

Beet and Onion Salad

This simple red beet and onion salad recipe from Food & Wine is sure to please. All you need are sweet beets, onions, olive oil, and vinegar. Cook the beets on the stove for around 20 minutes, drain, and cut into small pieces. Then just toss the beets and onions, olive oil and vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper and it is ready to serve.

Beet and onion salad.

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Vegetarian Borscht

This traditional vegetarian red beet soup is an Eastern European staple, according to the New York Times Cooking. There are many different versions of borsch that use a variety of vegetables or meats (beef, lamb, or pork) but this recipe is made mainly of red beets. All you need is beets, potatoes, onions, celery, leeks, and seasonings for a winter meal that will warm you up inside and out.

Beet Veggie Noodles

Are you a fan of spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles? Then you will enjoy these beet noodles from Love & Lemons. You can make the beet strips with a slicer, spiralizer,  vegetable peeler, julienne peeler. Then lightly sauté the strips and top with fresh herbs and feta cheese. For more color, you can also use carrot and kohlrabi noodles too.

Beet noodles with spinach and chickpeas.

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Baked Beet Falafel

Falafel is a Middle Eastern food that is made from chickpeas and  is very good for you. Now, you can jazz up this favorite food by adding beets to the mix with this recipe from BBC Good Food. All you need is a can of chickpeas, beets, onions, bread crumbs, cumin, and olive oil to fry the falafel balls in. Serve with tahini and salad in a pita or flat bread.

Beet, Apple, and Ginger Juice

You can make this delicious and healthy juice without a juicer. This recipe from the Pioneer Woman blog is simple to make with just a blender. There are only four ingredients, a large beet, two apples, one piece of ginger root, and a half cup of water.

healthy Juice made beets, apples, and ginger.

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Beet Pancakes

These hearty beet pancakes from BBC Good Food are perfect for a family weekend brunch. You will need three small beets, milk, eggs, self-rising flour, baking soda, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and butter. Mix the beets and milk with a stick blender, add the rest of the ingredients and fry the pancakes in butter and serve with mixed berries, jam, or Greek yogurt.

Beet pancakes for breakfast.

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