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Beets Are the Unsung Superfood You’ve Been Missing Out On

Chia seeds, avocados, goji berries — they’re always being touted as delicious superfoods. You know who the real MVP of superfoods is? The beet. It’s easy to see why you’d skip past the humble beet when you’re walking through the produce aisle, but they are jam-packed with nutrients like potassium, magnesium, folate, betaine, vitamin C and nitrates.  And to top it off, they’re delicious. They’re earthy and a little bitter — in the best way possible — and when paired with bright ingredients to balance their less polished flavor, they become a superfood powerhouse with complexity and verve.

From whipped roasted beet and goat cheese dip you can feel good about serving as an afternoon snack to a rosemary-beet margarita for a girls’ night in, this versatile root vegetable’s got you covered any time of day.

If you’re all in on elevating the beet to its rightful status as a weeknight meal staple, click ahead to see the best recipes the web has to offer.

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