13 Beet Recipes We Love

Salads, soups, condiments—our case for staining everything red

Beet Stew with Lamb Meatballs
Beet Stew with Lamb Meatballs
For this traditional Iraqi-Jewish dish, ground-lamb meatballs are braised in a vibrant beet stew. Get the recipe for Beet Stew with Lamb Meatballs »Saveur
Skillet-Cooked Duck Breast with Beets and Watercress
Skillet-Cooked Duck Breast with Beets and Watercress
The earthiness of beets pairs well with duck, which chef Gavin Kaysen likes to grill, but a skillet works just as well at home. The black rice is an incredible dish simply on its own. Get the recipe for Skillet-Cooked Duck Breast with Beets and Watercress »Ariana Lindquist
Duck Borscht with Fermented Tomato Sauce
Duck Borscht with Fermented Tomato Sauce
This soup combines a whole duck, beet greens, and cabbage in a fizzy fermented tomato sauce—a wonderful alternative when fresh tomatoes aren't in season. Get the recipe for Duck Borscht with Fermented Tomato Sauce »Justin Walker
Roasted Guinea Hens with Spring Beets and Runner Beans
Roasted Guinea Hens with Spring Beets and Runner Beans
The earthy flavor of beets pairs exceptionally well with the slightly more gamey, robust flavor of guinea fowl. Get the recipe for Roasted Guinea Hens with Spring Beets and Runner Beans »Food Styling by Maggie Ruggiero
Oyster Club's Lobster
Oyster Club's Lobster
Sweet, tender pieces of lobster and beets are topped with a rich asparagus cream sauce. Get the recipe for Oyster Club's Lobster »Farideh Sadeghin
Three-Beet Salad with Orange-Yogurt Dressing
Three-Beet Salad with Orange-Yogurt Dressing
In this bold salad, roasted, pickled, and raw beets tangle with a creamy orange–yogurt dressing. Get the recipe for Three-Beet Salad with Orange-Yogurt Dressing »Ryan Liebe
Beet Ketchup
Beet Ketchup
Ketchup made with roasted beets has a surprising, slightly earthy flavor—we love it in place of tomato ketchup on turkey burgers. It's easiest to cook it over the course of two days: On day one, cook, cool, peel, and chop the beets; on day two, cook them into ketchup. A splatter screen will help keep splashes contained while cooking the purée. Get the recipe for Beet Ketchup »Khushbu Shah
Lentil Salad with Beets and Pomegranate
Lentil Salad with Beets and Pomegranate
Packed full of glowing winter produce—sweet roasted beets, tart pomegranate seeds—this lentil salad makes a colorful addition to the winter table. Pair it with chicken, beef, lamb, or fish, or serve it as a vegetarian main; it's hearty enough to stand on its own. Get the recipe for Lentil Salad with Beets and Pomegranate »Farideh Sadeghin
Sprouts, Kohlrabi, and Beet Salad with Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing
Sprouts, Kohlrabi, and Beet Salad with Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing
Sprouted lentils, mung beans, and sunflower seeds add lightness and nutrient density to a hearty salad of beets and kohlrabi over an herbed dressing. Get the recipe for Sprouts, Kohlrabi, and Beet Salad with Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing »Ryan Liebe
Sautéed Quail with Black Barley, Beets, and Fig Sauce
Sautéed Quail with Black Barley, Beets, and Fig Sauce
Mustard-and-herb-marinated quail gets a quick sauté for this earthy dish and is served with poached beets and a sweet-tart fig and ruby port sauce. Get the recipe for Sautéed Quail with Black Barley, Beets, and Fig Sauce »Matt Taylor-Gross
Tahini-Beet Dip
Egypt, recipe, beet, tahini
Tahini's nutty, luxurious properties don't stop at hummus. Keep the sesame paste flowing with this bright red purée of boiled beets, lemon, and garlic. Get the recipe for Tahini-Beet Dip »Helen Cathcart
Beet and Ricotta Gnocchi with Wilted Beet Greens and Aged Balsamic
Beet and Ricotta Gnocchi with Wilted Beet Greens and Aged Balsamic
For this Piedmontese dish, a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar adds a tangy complexity. Get the recipe for Beet and Ricotta Gnocchi with Wilted Beet Greens and Aged Balsamic »Con Poulos
Beet "Tartare"
Beet "Tartare"
Earthy roasted beets are brightened by fresh orange zest and tangy balsamic in this clever appetizer, which looks beautiful presented in individual endive spears. Get the recipe for Beet "Tartare" »Yossy Arefi