Can't Beat Beets

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.

Pickled Beets
Pickled Beets
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)
Beet Pickled Eggs
Beet Pickled Eggs
Mix your pickled beets with hard-boiled eggs for a treat that's a delight to the palate as well as the eyes. (Image via This American Bite)

Beet Chutney
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)
Beet Relish
Beet Relish
Or go for a milder relish, delicious with crackers and soft, creamy cheeses. (Image via Larder Love)
Beet Horseradish
Beet Horseradish
If you like the fire, mix grated beets with horseradish to make a condiment that'll cure what ails ya. (Image via trish0605)
Beet Radish Kimchi
Beet Radish Kimchi
Speaking of fire, by adding beets to spicy radish kimchi, this recipe adds the "earth" element to a "fire" recipe! (Image via Fermenter's Club)
Beet Kvass
Beet Kvass
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)
Beet Chips
Beet Chips
Slice and dehydrate beets to have on hand for delicious, healthful snacks. (Image via Eating Rules)
DIY Food Coloring
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)

 

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