Check out our best ever beetroot recipes. Here you’ll find our top recipes for cooking beets, from roasted beets to recipes for salads, roasts and burgers. Deep red, earthy beetroot adds depth to salads and is a great meat-free alternative for vegetarians and vegans. Also try our vegetarian recipes and check out our chutney recipes for preservation tips and recipes.
Beetroots usually come in three main varieties: red, candy and yellow, and will vary in size. Look out for beetroots with their stems and leaves still attached – you can use the stems and leaves like you would chard, and it is also a good indicator of the beetroot’s freshness. Healthy leaves equals healthy beets.
When is beetroot in season?
British beetroot is in season between June and March, and at its best from July to January.
Best beetroot recipes
Get your festive feast off to a vibrant start with our creamy beetroot soup topped with crunchy, cheesy mini sourdough toasts.
Brighten up your day with this colourful beetroot salad bursting with citrusy flavours and creamy goat’s cheese.
Beetroot adds earthiness and a deep-purple hue to this chocolate bake, best served with a great big dollop of crème fraîche.
This classic Eastern European beetroot soup mirrors the Italian minestrone – what you put in it and why can differ according to season, village and country. Here’s our simple winter vegetable version.
Earthy beetroot is a great contrast to creamy goat’s cheese in this dish. This is a really simple supper that requires very little hands-on time.
Feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to go with this vibrant beetroot juice recipe. You only need three ingredients to make it, so it couldn’t be simpler.
Brighten up your risotto with beetroot for an easy vegetarian meal topped with goat’s cheese and walnuts.
This tangy five-ingredient dip really showcases beetroot’s sweet, earthy flavour and vibrant colour. It’s ideal served with slices of grilled halloumi, making it a must-try at your next BBQ.
Make the most of beetroot in this earthy hummus recipe, ready in 10 minutes for a last-minute entertaining idea.
Check out our hearty smoked mackerel salad with crunchy apple and vibrant beetroot. This recipe is packed with flavour and ready in just 40 minutes – an easy midweek meal for the family.
Add an earthy flavour to your weekend brunch with our beetroot on toast. Our vegetarian recipe makes an exotic breakfast or easy midweek meal ready in under 30 minutes.
Impress friends and family over the Christmas season with our stunning vegetable tian recipe. We love the look of golden and candy beetroots but if you can’t find them, simply replace with extra purple beetroots, celeriac and swede.
Check out our quick-cured beetroot salmon with a fresh and crunchy beetroot apple salad. This simple recipe is ready in just 20 minutes.
Check out our vibrant baked falafel recipe with beetroot. This easy veggie recipe is simple to make and ready in an hour.
Check out our vibrant breakfast bowl with salty pan-fried halloumi, creamy beetroot borani topped with crunchy dukkah. This wholesome recipe comes from food writer John Gregory-Smith.
Beetroot’s vibrant pink makes an eye-catching, meat-free starter, perfect for a dinner party or as part of a buffet. This vegetarian terrine can be achieved by following our easy step by step picture guide. The sweet candied walnuts and crispy herb leaves make a lovely contrast to the creamy goat’s cheese filling.
In this pasta recipe, beetroot purée turns the pasta dough a glorious dusky pink, as well as adding valuable extra vitamins and fibre. Impress your family and friends with our showstopping beetroot tagliatelle with kalettes, anchovies, walnuts and a creamy lemon parmesan sauce.
Make beetroot the star of the show with these vibrant vegetable noodles for a quick and easy dinner. Our tofu recipe is also gluten-free and low in calories.
Beetroot gives a depth of colour and earthy flavour in this easy summer meal. Try our low calorie spicy caramelised beetroot salad with marinated ramen eggs, pak choi and sriracha for a healthy dinner.
This beetroot, feta and thyme tart is an easy yet impressive summer recipe. The earthy beetroot pairs well with salty feta and fragrant thyme for a veggie dinner.
These vibrant beetroot burgers make great BBQ snacks. Try our veggie burgers with halloumi cheese for a meat-free feast this summer.
Use vac-packed cooked beets in this quick and easy vegetable salad. Leave the flavours to mingle then serve with hard-boiled eggs and fresh dill.
Want an easy roast beetroot recipe? Pack beetroot in salt and bake for two hours, then create an easy salad with a simple lemon salsa. An ideal dinner party starter.
Beetroot gives an earthy flavour and contrasts well with the sweet flavours of this hotpot. It’s easy to make and will be a hit with the whole family.
A great Scandinavian-inspired dinner of salmon with beetroot and dill pickles. The beetroot brightens up this easy midweek supper too.
Our vibrant beetroot rice makes for a low-calorie veggie meal for two. Try our easy dinner idea to make the most of the earthy vegetable.
Use up some cooked beetroot with this simple chutney recipe. This is great served on burgers or with grilled salmon or mackerel to cut through the richness.