Summer might be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there should be any less color on your dinner plate. Beets are hardy root vegetables that make themselves available well into the winter. And the best part is that there are so many summery ways to enjoy them. These are 4 of the best beet recipes you can make at home to seamlessly transition your dinner routine from summer to fall.
And the best part about each of the following recipes is that they share one common ingredient: roasted beets. So you can roast up a big batch of sweet, caramelized beets with your farmer’s market haul and enjoy all of these unique dishes with no stress.
1. Beet Pizza
This homemade pizza recipe is all about the toppings. You can make your own crust or start with store-bought, but the star of the show is always the vibrant whipped beet spread on top. Add as many dollops of fresh, creamy ricotta as you like and a sprinkle of savory thyme leaves for a pop of green. The result is an inviting dish that perfectly bridges summer and fall produce on one plate.
Compliment your beet pizza with a fresh and crunchy green salad. This recipe is far from your standard salad. It’s packed with fresh broccoli florets, crunchy cucumbers, plenty of herbs, and, of course, roasted beets.
The beets add a delightful sweetness to your salad, which you can round out with my favorite homemade Green Goddess Dressing. It’s 100% plant-based, and even non-vegans won’t miss the dairy. This salad is satisfying, crunchy, just a bit sweet and all tied together with an herby dressing.
Yes, that’s right, you can drink your favorite root veggie too! This stunning purple drink gets its color and naturally earthy, sweet flavor from––you guessed it––roasted beets. Turn some into a creamy whipped purée in a blender. Then shake it up with your favorite tequila, smoky mezcal, and just the right amount of agave for a touch of sweetness.
Not only will this drink compliment a menu studded with beety dishes like the recipes above, but it’s also refreshing and flavorful on its own. Start any get-together with this one-of-a-kind cocktail and you’re guaranteed to have a delicious conversation starter on your hand.
Last but not least in our list of the best beet recipes to try this fall, a fast and satisfying recipe for quick pickled vegetables. Whip up a jar––or several––of these colorful, crunchy veggies and you’ll always have a zippy and bright topping for tacos, salads, sandwiches, and more. They’re also very acceptable to enjoy straight out of the jar.
With these four vibrant, beet-filled recipes on hand, you’re ready to embrace the new produce season with plenty of color, fiber, and flavor on your plate. Enjoy!
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