Sweet, earthy beets make a delicious base for great salads. While plain beets – like the Shredded Beet Salad below – are delicious simply dressed, beets are easy to kick up a notch with a handful of crunchy nuts or a few bits of salty cheese. Beets are also lovely when tossed with greens or paired with citrus fruits (see Orange Beet Salad below for an excellent example). Find more ideas and tasty recipes below.
Toss crisp escarole and sweet beets to create an easy, delicious salad perfect with warming fall and winter meals.
Roasting intensifies the sweetness of beets, making them the perfect foil for salty feta cheese in this easy, nutritious composed salad recipe.
Sweet beets and tangy oranges make an easy, colorful, and refreshing salad on the shortest of winter nights (it works well into spring, as long as juicy citrus is still available). A dollop of thick yogurt is optional, but highly recommended, as it marries the sweet and tart, the fruit and vegetable.
This simple salad of shredded roasted beets is dressed with just vinegar and salt, which highlight the wonderful deep, earthy sweetness of the beets. It is a salad to serve on its own or over lettuce, or a side dish perfect next to roast meats (particularly chicken or pork).
Grated roasted beets tossed in a garlicky yogurt dressing create a shocking pink color and out-of-this-world flavor. Use as a dip with toasted pita or crackers, or serve as a side salad with Mediterranean dishes. Seriously, don't let the color put you off, this simple salad is amazingly sweet and garlicky at the same time.