Break out the beets to add an earthy flavor, meaty texture and stunning color—ranging from yellow to purple—to a number of different dishes. Plus, beets aren't just tasty and beautiful, they're really good for you too. They provide plenty of nutrients, including folate, vitamin C and A, fiber and potassium. Once you get hooked on this versatile root, you'll be adding it to salads in summer, roasting it for cool-weather dinners and juicing it for your morning smoothie. Turn to Food & Wine's handy guide to discover everything you can do with beets.

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Chilled Beet and Green Apple Bisque

Shredding the beets and apples for this deep fuchsia soup cuts down on the cooking time and keeps the sweet-tart flavors fresh. Slideshow: More Healthy Soup Recipes 

Roasted Beets with Garden Herbs and Goat Feta

Roasting beets brings out their earthy sweetness, leaving them tender and easy to peel. A vibrant dressing and generous crumbles of fresh cheese complete this elegant side dish.

Roasted Beets with Beet Green Salsa Verde

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Tyler Florence uses beets and their greens to make this fresh and vibrant side dish for Thanksgiving. If you can’t find beets with beautiful greens, Swiss chard or curly spinach leaves can be used instead. Slideshow:  More Beet Recipes 

Beets and Pistachio Yogurt

Using both pistachio oil and roasted pistachios creates a rich, nutty flavor that pairs well with roasted beets. Serve leftover yogurt with crispy chicken thighs or roasted sweet potatoes.

Spiced Pickled Beets

Pickled beets spiced with cinnamon, bay leaves, allspice and cloves are the perfect cocktail snack. Slideshow: More Bar Snack Recipes 

Beet-and-Onion Salad

Sweet beets, crisp onion, and great olive oil and vinegar are all you need to make this simple and crowd-pleasing salad from Spanish winemaker Álvaro Palacios. Slideshow: More Beet Recipes 

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Beet Poke with Avocado-Wasabi Mash

This cold salad has a bright, earthy, and sweet taste to it thanks to fresh ingredients like oranges, sweet onions, and of course - beets!


Here, fantastic recipes for sweet and colorful beets like delicious salads, healthy juices, refreshing chilled soups and more.

Beet Sliders with Goat Cheese and Rosé

A classic salad combo is turned into supersimple little sandwiches that are great for picnics.