Ruby red, glowingly golden or candy-striped pink, beets are like jewels from mother earth. Delicious just as they are, they're also great in a variety of other applications. Here's a few of our favorites.
Red or golden, spicy or sweet, perfumed with herbs, cinnamon or cumin, beets take to pickling like a dream. (Image via My Man's Belly)
Add a bit of color with this chutney, as suitable a condiment as cranberry sauce but with a deeper, earthier flavor. (Image via The Bitten Word)
Or go for a milder relish, delicious with crackers and soft, creamy cheeses. (Image via Larder Love)
If you like the fire, mix grated beets with horseradish to make a condiment that'll cure what ails ya. (Image via trish0605)
Ferment the juice of beets to create a probiotic beverage with stomach-settling qualities and a powerful punch of antoxidants. (Image via Pickle Me Too)
DIY Food Coloring
Turn your beets into a pink or red natural food coloring, perfect for tinting cookie frosting or egg decorating come springtime. (Image via From Scratch Club)