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Thumb_5095_Roasted Beets

Thumb_5095_Roasted Beets

Beets have a lot of natural sugars, and roasting brings out all of the sweet flavor. A  quick toss with some vinegar and oil, and you're done.

Thumb_15223_Pickled Baked Beets

Thumb_15223_Pickled Baked Beets

These pickled beets can be either baked or microwaved. If you have leftovers, try using them in a Russian-style herring and potato salad. This recipe is part of Andrew Schloss's Sunday Dinners.

Thumb_11576_Roasted Beets With Orange Dressing

Thumb_11576_Roasted Beets With Orange Dressing

I am not willing to declare a reckless love affair with beets, but these are without question the most palatable beets I have had. Read more about this recipe at VeganYumYum.

Thumb_15215_Potato Salad With Herring, Pickled Beets And Walnuts

Thumb_15215_Potato Salad With Herring, Pickled Beets And Walnuts

If you like the pungent flavors of pickled beets and herring, this Russian-style salad is for you. This recipe is part of Andrew Schloss's Sunday Dinners.

Thumb_5004_Quick Pickled Beets

Thumb_5004_Quick Pickled Beets

This takes almost no time to do and leaves you with a delicious accompaniment to grilled and roasted meats, a snappy salad topping or sandwich condiment. Be sure to use a nonreactive saucepan and bowl -- the reaction of copper and aluminum to the acid in the vinegar can impart a metallic taste to the dish.

Thumb_16862_Saffron Chicken And Rice With Golden Beets

Thumb_16862_Saffron Chicken And Rice With Golden Beets

Persian-style saffron chicken with rice and golden beets takes on the zing of fresh ginger in this colorful one-pot meal.

Thumb_8004_Arugula Salad With Roasted Beets And Ricotta Salata

Thumb_8004_Arugula Salad With Roasted Beets And Ricotta Salata

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_4715_Roasted Beet And Goat Cheese Salad

Thumb_4715_Roasted Beet And Goat Cheese Salad

Roasting brings out all the natural sweetness of beets - and the goat cheese adds a touch of creaminess.  You can use either plain, or herbed goat cheese - either would be be delicious.

Thumb_14242_Chocolate Beet Cake

Thumb_14242_Chocolate Beet Cake

The sugar in beets pairs exceptionally well with chocolate, bringing out its fruity and spicy qualities like nothing else. You can use this batter to make cake or cupcakes. Read more about this recipe at Cook & Eat.

Thumb_15455_Chopped Summer Salad With Golden Beet Vinaigrette

Thumb_15455_Chopped Summer Salad With Golden Beet Vinaigrette

Truffle oil adds a musky flavor that is subtle enough not to overwhelm the cheese. The red beets are kept separate to keep them from bleeding into the other vegetables. Read more about this recipe at the Washington Post. 

Thumb_7234_Spicy Beet Salad With Dill

Thumb_7234_Spicy Beet Salad With Dill

This fresh beet salad/slaw is great next to a sandwich -- or even inside of it. Read more about this recipe and what to do with it at the Cookthink blog.

Thumb_6991_Fennel And Roasted Beet Salad

Thumb_6991_Fennel And Roasted Beet Salad

Roasting beets just intensifies their natural sweetness and adds a hint of caramel, so they're wonderful with crunchy fennel and the slightly sweet honey dressing. Use both red and golden beets if you can find them. 

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