Monday, 29 May 2017

14 Beetroot Recipes

If you're look for some new and exciting beetroot recipes, whether that's a refreshing salad, a more substantial main meal or even a sweet bake then continue reading!

Although we often think of beetroot as being a salad vegetable (though there's certainly nothing wrong with that), the humble beet can be used in so many other ways.  Savoury bakes, cakes, pizza, and even shakes!  This collection of 14 beetroot recipes, brought to you with thanks to some top UK food bloggers, definitely has something for everybody!

So if you're looking for some new and inspiring ideas, are unsure of how to make the best use of a bunch of fresh beetroots which may have been gifted to you, or even have a jar of pickled beetroot lurking in the back of the cupboard begging to be used, then check out these recipes and follow the links in green for the actual recipe. 





Beetroot Salad Recipes


Beetroot, Kale and Orange Salad from Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie

  • Requires 8 small cooked beetroot (or 4 larger ones).  Serves 4.
This refreshing salad, built with kale, orange, mozzarella and of course beetroot, is easy to make and would surely be perfect for the warm weather.



 Beetroot and Feta Salad from Jacqueline at Recipes Made Easy

  • Requires about 400g bunch fresh beets.  Serves 2 as a light meal or 4 as a side salad.
This easy salad makes great use of the classic combination of beetroot and feta cheese.  The added toasted hazelnuts bring a lovely crunch to the salad.



Butternut Beet Salad from Clare at Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

  • Requires 4 small beets.
If you love the beetroot and feta combination, why not try it in this slightly warm salad with butternut squash noodles, pumpkin seeds and pomegranate seeds.  It's a Kaleidoscope of colour and textures!




  • Requires 1 large beetroot.
The use of a spirilizer makes Monika's salad look very pretty and undoubtedly interesting.  The chopped apple and pecans contrast with the ribbons of beetroot and courgette (zucchini) beautifully both in terms of shape but also texture.





Beetroot Soup Recipe

 

Thai Beetroot Soup from Lesley at Lost in Food

  • Requires 1kg beetroot, serves 8-10.
The wonderful earthy notes of beetroot sit along side the fresh thai flavours, of lemongrass, ginger, chilli and coconut cream in this lovely homemade soup.  






Main Meal Beetroot Recipes 

 

Beetroot & Lentil Vegan Pie from me, at Only Crumbs Remain

  • Requires 3 good sized beetroots.  Serves 3-4 people.
With a wonderful earthy flavour, this vegan beetroot & lentil pie recipe produces a delicious, colourful and nutritious meal which is perfect served with vegetables and potatoes or a simple salad.



Sausage and Beetroot Tray Bake from Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins

  • Requires 2 beetroot, serves 4-6 people.
A delicious and easy traybake meal, which is packed with veggies.  Although Kirsty used Cumberland sausages here, the recipe could easily be adapted to cater for vegetarians and vegans alike.




  •  Requires 400g jar sliced beetroot.  Makes 8 mini calzoni pizzas.

    If you've got a jar of beetroot lurking in the back of the cupboard, then why not give these mini calzoni pizzas, packed with beetroot, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds and cheddar cheese, a try? 



Cheesy Polenta with Maple Balsamic Roasted Beetroot from Bintu at Recipes From a Pantry
  • Requires 4 Beetroot.  Serve 4 people.
Creamy, cheesy, comforting polenta topped with chopped roasted beetroot in a maple balsamic juice.  What more is there to say, it looks and sounds absolutely divine!




Bakes using Beetroot


Beetroot Carrot & Goat's Cheese Muffins from Choclette at Tin and Thyme

  • Requires 300g beetroot.  Produces 12 savoury muffins.  
These easy to make savoury muffins make great use of a classic combination of beetroot and goats' cheese.  The portable nature of the bake makes them perfect for picnics, packed lunches or simply as a delicious savoury snack.



Beetroot and Chocolate Cupcakes from me, at Only Crumbs Remain

  • Requires 100g beetroot.  Produces 9 cupcakes.
An easy to make beetroot and chocolate muffin style cupcake, which is just as delicious with or without the vibrant pink beetroot frosting.  These cupcakes are beautifully moist, and are punctuated with chocolate chips. 




Other Ideas for using Beets.



Vanilla Beet FreakShake (Healthy Treats for Kids) from Katherine at Veggie Desserts

  • Requires 1 cooked beetroot.  Serves 2-3.
Even though these pretty pink shakes, topped with a whipped coconut cream look indulgent and naughty, remember that looks can be deceptive!  These easy to make shakes are packed with goodness from the bananas and beetroot, but they're still undoubtedly yummy.



Simple Slow Cooked Beets from Camilla at Fab Food 4 All

  • Requires 1 bunch of fresh beetroot.  Serves 8.
Cooking beetroot often means boiling or roasting it.  But why not use your slow cooker instead?  It's a method which is perfect when you have a busy day ahead.  Check out Camilla's post to learn how.




Beetroot Chutney from Candace at Buckets of Tea

  • Requires 500g Fresh beetroot.
A great way of preserving the humble beet, for topping burgers, adding to salads, or simply used as a dip.








 

 

 

 

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24 comments:

  1. I adore beetroot so thanks for sharing all these amazing ways to use it!

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    1. It's an amazing veg isn't it Kate, I have to say that your shake drink looks absolutely delicious!
      Angela x

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  2. These all look great Angela - I have to try that freakshake! Thanks for including my calzoni x

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    1. You're more than welcome Mandy, both hubby & I love the idea of your Calzoni. And yes I know just what you mean by Katherine's Freakshake - doesn't it look inviting!
      Angela x

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  3. What a fabulous post. I love beetroot and now I can try out a few different ways of using it.

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    1. Aw thankyou Choclette, it's amazing how many different ways there are of using it.
      Angela x

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  4. What a fabulous array of beetroot recipes - loving your cupcakes Angela, so pretty:-) Thanks for including my slow cooked beetroot:-)

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    1. Aw thankyou Camilla - even hubby (who's not a big beetroot fan) clearly enjoyed those cupcakes. it's amazing how versitile beetroot is - there's really something to suit everybofy! You're more than welcome, slowcooking it is a great idea Camilla.
      Angela x

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  5. What a fabulous collection of beetroot recipes (and thanks for including one of mine in the bunch). I love beetroot and next time I get a beetroot I'm going to make one of the those fabulous salads and of course have got to try your fabulous beetroot and chcoclate cup cake and make.....

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    1. Hahaha, I know just what you mean I have quite a list of things I'd like to try too :-)
      You're more than welcome Jacqui, I just love fta with beetroot, I HAD to include it :-)
      Angela x

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  6. What a delicious round up of recipes. Thank you for adding my sausage and beetroot traybake and thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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    1. Thankyou Kirsty, you're more than welcome.
      Angela x

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  7. What a brilliant idea to have a collection of all the wonderful beetroot recipes! Love them all! Who knew there were so many blogging beetroot fans :) I've got my eye on your Beetroot and Lentil Pie! x

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    1. There seems to be quite a few don't there Rebecca, I just love all of the different ideas people have for beetroot. I have to say that pie is very yummy, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
      Angela x

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  8. As a very firm beetroot-phobe I can honestly say I think that these recipes would convert me! Maybe it's time to give it a go again!

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    1. Ooh definitely give it go again Cliona. I used to hate walnuts as a child and never touched them since, but recently I tried one and realised that they weren't as nasty as I seemed to remember. OK I admit i prefer almonds and pistachio to walnuts, but i now won't dismiss them. Hubby is a beetroot-phobe too but actually enjoyed the cupcakes and I can imagine the shake would be a good way to include it too.
      Hope you ralise you don;t mind it if you try beetroot again :-)
      Angela x

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  9. Great round up Angela, beetroot means summertime for me, too hot to prep dinners so reach for the salad stuff and pimp a ploughmans! It's like one huge buffet on my plate..yes these recipes are awesome and I'll work my way through them...but simple beet in a salad makes me smile...and get pink fingers!

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    1. Hahaha, yes the pink fingers! I know all about that :-) I love salads with beetroot too - they're just sooo easy when it gets warm aren't they.
      Thansk for popping by Rebecca,
      Angela x

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  10. What a lovely selection Angela! I think your cupcakes are amazing and I especially like all the salads. I'm now trying to have a week of super healthy eating after my holiday so those recipes would be perfect for right now! Thank you so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice x

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    1. Those salads definitely do look enticing don't they, not least because they're a bit kinder to us. Thankyou for your lovely comments Corina, and you're more than welcome - it's a great linky.
      Angela x

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  11. I am tempted by Vanilla Beet FreakShake (Healthy Treats for Kids) i normally don't like beet much but the color on that shake is making me rethink. Beet is good for blood no?

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    1. Kate's freakshake looks very inviting doesn't it Andy. To be honest, i really don't know if beetroots are good for the blood or not. Hope you enjoy the shake if you give it a try.
      Angela

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  12. WOW!!! What an amazing collection of beetroot recipes - who knew you could do so much with beetroot? Thanks so much for including my recipe - and sorry it's taken me so long to respond...trying desperately to catch up after my holiday!! Off to share now. Eb x

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    1. Beets are amazing aren't they Eb - clearly they are good for loads of different recipes. You're more than wlcome it looks such a refreshing salad. It certainly sounds as though you have a great time in Edinburgh - love that city!
      Angela x

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