Healthy Beet Recipes

Find healthy, delicious beet recipes including glazed, pickled, roasted and steamed beets. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Ginger-Beet Juice

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
In this healthy ginger-beet juice recipe, we pack in vegetables by adding kale and a carrot, and sweeten with an orange and apple. No juicer? No problem. See the juicing variation below to make this beet juice recipe in the blender.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets

Rating: 5 stars 4
Try a sweet glaze on beets or other root vegetables to help balance their earthy flavor. This easy recipe will work with steamed carrots, turnips or rutabaga too.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Quick Pickled Beets

Rating: 4 stars 6
For these easy pickled beets, you only need to let them marinate in the pickling mixture for about 30 minutes to get great flavor. Marinating them longer just enhances the taste. Try them in place of cucumber pickles as a condiment or as a vegetable side dish for roasted chicken or beef.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Chocolate-Beet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
These healthy chocolate cupcakes get a soft, moist texture from their not-so-secret ingredient: beets. The beets act as a natural red food dye, plus they bump up the fiber. Use red beets to give the cream cheese frosting a vibrant pink hue.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Crispy Smashed Beets with Feta

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
We take a classic pairing—beets and feta—and make it even tastier by roasting the beets before smashing them to create crispy edges.
By Carolyn Casner

Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

This stunning winter salad gets its sweet, earthy flavor from roasted beets and balsamic vinegar. Creamy goat cheese and peppery arugula add color and balance, while toasted walnuts add crunch. A mandoline is the best way to get thin, even slices from the roasted beets.
By Karen Rankin

Green Salad with Edamame & Beets

Rating: 3 stars 9
This big salad is a feast for the eyes and an everyday way to incorporate nutrient-rich beets and plant-based protein from edamame (green soybeans). If you're not a fan of cilantro, mix in freshly chopped basil or dill instead.
By Katie Webster

Beet Salad

Rating: 4 stars 8
This simple beet salad recipe uses just a handful of ingredients to create a delightful side dish. Roasted beets add a sweet, earthy and aromatic flavor that shines in this side salad.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Roasted Beet Hummus

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
This vibrant hummus recipe couldn't be easier--just toss a few ingredients in the food processor and whir away! Roasted beets make this healthy dip extra flavorful. Serve with veggie chips, pita chips or crudités.
By Devon O'Brien

Tuna, White Bean & Dill Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Take canned tuna to new heights by adding cannellini beans, red onion and dill, tossing it in a lemon-pepper-Dijon dressing and serving it over a spinach salad with canned beets.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Big Beautiful Summer Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
This gorgeous and healthy summer vegetable salad is loaded with pretty produce, including golden beets, avocado, corn, microgreens and radishes. Chickpeas and edamame add substance, and an herb-filled buttermilk-avocado dressing makes this salad really special. Serve it on its own for a light vegetarian meal or add grilled chicken for an easy weeknight dinner.
By Liz Mervosh

Charred Onions & Beets with Creamy Feta Dressing

Rating: 5 stars 1
Taking the time to char the onions creates bold flavor and enhances its natural sweetness. Roasted walnut oil adds rich, buttery flavor, but olive oil works as well too.
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By Laura Kanya
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Inspiration and Ideas

Roasted Beet Salad
Walnuts, red onion and dill make this roasted beet salad recipe a fantastic accompaniment to chicken or topping for hummus.
How to Roast, Pickle and Steam Beets
Healthy cooking tips for how to cook beets three ways: how to roast beets, how to pickle beets and how to steam beets.
Honey-Roasted Beets
Rating: 5 stars 3

Earthy beets turn sweet and tender when they're roasted. Preheating your baking sheet speeds up the roasting time and gives the outside of the beets a quick and flavorful sear. Honey and lemon juice add sweet and tangy notes.