Meatless Monday: 10 Beautiful Beet Recipes

Meatless Monday: 10 Beautiful Beet Recipes

Sweet, burgundy beets can make any recipe beautiful.

Valentine’s Day may be over, but we can still enjoy romantic red foods. Perhaps the reddest food of all, beets are savoury enough for pasta and sweet enough for cupcakes—yes, cupcakes.

On this Meatless Monday, show beets some love by making a beautiful vegetarian recipe. We recommend cranking up your favourite beats for a kitchen dance party and cracking beet puns while you’re at it.

1. Pasta

This Beet Pesto Pasta makes for a stunning meal that tastes as good as it looks. Serve with a green salad for even more visual appeal.

2. Smoothie

Give this protein-packed Beet Apple Smoothie a whirl to fuel your next workout.  Beets may help you exercise longer and recover faster thanks to un-beet-able levels of nitrates, which boost stamina when consumed as nitrate-rich vegetables.

3. Cupcakes

It’s not too late to bake something sweet for your loved ones! These Red Velvet Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Sauce replace red food colouring with—you guessed it—beets.

4. Cake

Sometimes, you just need chocolate cake. This Fudgy Beet Cake will satisfy your cravings and provide natural sweetness thanks to beets and honey.

5. Chips

Snack-worthy beet nachos can be made with just three ingredients: beets, grapeseed oil, and sea salt. Try them out in these Fiesta Beet Nacho Rounds, which feature a black bean and avocado topping.

6. Hummus

Hummus recipes are super versatile, as proven by this hot pink Beet Hummus. Just roast the beets, combine all ingredients in a blender, and voila—you’re done!

7. Soup

Coconut milk provides a creamy base for this Luscious Lentil Soup with beets. Serve alongside whole grain flat bread and you’ve got yourself a meal.

8. Curry

Warm up with this unique Beetroot Curry served on a bed of fluffy rice. Spices such as cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, and cayenne lend this dish a fragrant heat.

9. “Meat” loaf

It might seem strange, but beets really can replace beef in a vegetarian meatloaf. This Beet Chickpea Loaf with Arugula Sauce features farro, oats, and chickpeas, so it’s hearty enough for dinner.

10. Pancakes

Go on, treat yo’ self! These Beet Pancakes with Cherry Sauce are an indulgent—and surprisingly healthy—way to start any day.

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