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Half Your Plate in Season: Our favorite beet recipes

Jul 7, 2015

As you all know, we have a serious love affair with beets. They are delicious, nutritious, and add a depth of flavour to all types of meals. Beets are in season from July right through to the end of the year, so they’re easy on your wallet too! To celebrate our delicious vegetable of the month, we’ve collected our favorite beet recipes for you to try.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy beets?

Roasted Beet Dip and Golden Beet Chips

The awesome colour of beets shine through in this easy and tasty dip. Serve it up with vegetable or delicious beet chips for added crunch. Beet DipSpread it on your sandwiches for extra fibre and big flavour.

Ontario Borscht via Foodland Ontario

This classic whole-meal soup is a real celebration of Ontario’s vegetable harvest. For a true vegan version, you can use oil instead of butter and skip the sour cream garnish. Speed up the chopping and shredding time by using a food processor.

Roast Beet Salad with Orange and Feta

Colourful and perfect to take on your next family gathering, this salad has sweet, salty and peppery all in one dish. Pack the dressing separately and then drizzle over the salad just before serving.

Fresh Beet and Quinoa Salad

Vibrant colour and fresh flavour of raw beets adds texture to this easy salad. Pack this for your next picnic and serve it up with sandwiches or on it’s own with canned beans stirred in for a hit of protein.

Beet, Cheddar and Apple Tarts via Martha Stewart

Thinly sliced beets add beautiful colour to these small tarts, just the right size for appetizers. Use store-bought puff pastry for the rounds.

Roasted Beet Noodles with Goat Cheese and Pecans via Inspiralized

This beet noodle recipe can be served as an appetizer salad, a side, or as a main dish. The lemony honey mustard dressing adds a sweetness that counteracts the bitterness of beets. I love the goat cheese here, because it adds a softer texture to the crunchiness of the nuts and beets.

Golden Beet Soup via Epicurious

Golden beets have orangey skin and a more delicate sweetness than red beets. And make a great addition to puréed soups.

 

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