23 Tasty beet recipes that will have you loving this winter veggie

Jan 8, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. ET

Beets promote optimal health benefits and are packed with antioxidants, making them a smart choice for healthier diets.

We all know vegetables are healthy, but beets are one of our favorite vegetables because not only are the phytonutrients in beets anti-inflammatory compounds, but they help detoxify the body and have great amounts of fiber — all things we love in our vegetables and recipes.

1. Roasted beet and apple soup recipe

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Clean up your eating habits by making a big batch of this roasted beet and apple soup.

2. Chilled beet soup recipe

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Keep some chilled beet soup for when hunger strikes. It makes a great snack as well.

3. Roasted beet hummus recipe

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Not only is this roasted beet hummus gorgeous, but its flavor is great for dipping crunchy vegetables into.

4. Beet and goat cheese napoleons recipe

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Serve these impressive beet and goat cheese napoleons as an appetizer for a healthy dinner party.

5. Pickled strawberry with roasted beet salad recipe

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When strawberries aren't at their finest, you can pickle them and make this pickled strawberry with roasted beet salad. Or just wait until summer.

6. Roasted beet and orange salad recipe

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The bright, citrus flavors bring out the best of the earthy beet flavors in this roasted beet and orange salad.

7. Beet, peach and burrata salad with basil oil and candied pistachios recipe

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We're loving the gorgeous colors of this beet, peach and burrata salad with basil oil and candied pistachios.

8. Beet, mozzarella and basil salad recipe

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Fresh basil makes this beet, mozzarella and basil salad really pop.

9. Farro, beet and citrus salad with goat cheese recipe

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Including a hearty ancient grain like farro in this farro, beet and citrus salad with goat cheese makes for a satisfying lunch or side dish for dinner.

10. Roasted beet and arugula salad with raspberry balsamic dressing recipe

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Whip up this roasted beet and arugula salad with raspberry balsamic dressing, and you'll enjoy the true nature of beets.

11. Golden beet, pea and goat cheese salad recipe

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A couple of simple ingredients make this golden beet, pea and goat cheese salad a delicious salad to make this season.

12. Beet, tomato and artichoke salad recipe

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This light beet, tomato and artichoke salad would make a great dinner idea with a main dish of grilled fish or seafood like shrimp.

13. Citrus-beet salad with quinoa recipe

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Tossing your citrus-beet salad with quinoa makes it a tasty idea. You can make this ahead of time and keep it in Mason jars for a quick lunch.

14. Pink beet chips recipe

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Snack on these pink beet chips instead of overly processed, salty snacks on the market. They're healthier and so easy to make.

15. Rosemary, sea salt and vinegar beet chips recipe

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Love a good salt and vinegar chip but want to learn how to make them at home? These rosemary, sea salt and vinegar beet chips are just the thing for you.

16. Beet pasta recipe

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Pasta doesn't get much prettier than this. And it's actually super easy to make.

17. Ginger-beet juice recipe

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Thirsty? Step away from the sodas, and sip on this ginger-beet juice.

18. Beet, carrot and orange juice with honey recipe

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Even your kids will be loving this beet, carrot and orange juice with honey because of its natural sweetness.

19. Beet lemonade recipe

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Adding a hint of acid to beets really balances out their earthiness, so why not make this beet lemonade?

20. Beet wine recipe

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Need a nightcap? This beet wine has got you covered.

21. Chilled beet soup ice pops recipe

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These chilled beet soup ice pops would make a perfect dessert over that usual pint of rocky road ice cream you're used to.

22. Beet-chocolate Bundt cake recipe

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Make this beet-chocolate Bundt cake for a special occasion. It's healthier than other cakes and tastes just as great.

23. Beet rugelach recipe

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Although these beet rugelach are made with healthy vegetables, it's best to be aware of portion control. Treat yourself to only one or two max — they're addictive.

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More beet recipes

Raw beet, walnut and goat cheese salad
Double-layer beet cake with lemon-pomegranate frosting
Golden beet gazpacho

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