4 Amazing & Tasty Ways to Eat More Beets

Article by: Jerry James Stone | Written March 21, 2013

Beet Round Up

I truly love beets. I always have. But I remember growing up that, like brussels sprouts, most of my friends did not; it was adult food.

Somewhere between puberty and adulthood, that seems to have changed for most people. Beets are now sexy and gourmet–like brussels sprouts. It’s kinda weird.

Regardless, here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy beets.

Beet and Carrot Margaritas

Maybe this is cheating. Wait…not it is not, it has tequila. And anything with tequila is certainly winning! This recipe comes from one of my favorite restaurants up in Wine Country, the girl & the fig.

Beet Carrot Tequila Cocktail

Chocolate & Balsamic Roasted Beets

Okay, forget that I said chocolate for a second. You are probably thinking candy bar sweet and this dish is not that. But the cocoa does compliment the caramelized sugars found in the roasted beets. It is quite lovely. Try it!

Chocolate Balsamic Roasted Beets Top

Roasted Beet and Kale Pesto Pizza

I made this recipe for Valentine’s Day (can you tell?) but I really do love beets on pizza, and not just for their pink heart-shapedness. One of my favorite beet pizza combos has blue cheese, cilantro and pine nuts. It is TDF!

Valentine's Day Pizza with Beets & Kale Pesto Top

Roasted Red Beet Hummus

Yes, this is the easiest way to eat more beets. Great as a dip, on a sandwhich, pita or wrap…or on toast. You’ll never eat a non-red hummus again.

Roasted Beet Hummus