5 Reasons Beets are Awesome for Brunch

By F&W Editors Posted August 27, 2016

Add some color to brunch.

Beetroot is full of vitamins and minerals and packed with powerful antioxidants. From smoothies to pasta, here are five terrific ways to incorporate beets in your favorite brunch dishes.

1. Beet-Cacao Smoothie 

Food & Wine: Beet-Cacao Smoothie

© Emma Galloway

You can use raw beetroot with a high-powered blender; however, this healthy smoothie is also a great way to use up any leftover cooked beets you may have.

2. The BAE: Beet, Avocado and Egg on Toast

Food & Wine: Pickled Beet, Avocado, and Egg on Toast

© Christina Liva

What takes egg and avocado toast to the next level? Pickled beets. 

3. Smoky Vegetarian Beet Reubens

Food & Wine:

Chef Todd Ginsberg proves that vegetarian versions of classic meat dishes can sometimes be just as delicious. Here, in place of the pastrami, Ginsberg sprinkles roasted beet slices with smoked salt, then serves them on buttered rye toast with all the traditional condiments, like sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese and homemade Russian dressing.

4. Beet Hummus 

Food & Wine: Beet Hummus

© Adrian Gaut

This stunning magenta hummus is all about the beets. 

5. Beet Gnocchi with Walnut-Sage Butter

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Pasta for brunch is always a good idea. Star chef Jenn Louis found these amazing beet gnocchi in northwestern Italy. They are sweet and earthy and so delicious, they barely need a sauce. 

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