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.


Want expert advice for growing your own crop? Learn how to grow your own beetroot from our friends at Gardeners’ World.

When is beetroot in season?

British beetroot is in season between June and March, and at its best from July to January.

Why we love beetroot

Earthy, rich and sweet, despite its deep red colour and bulbous shape, beetroot is related to spinach and chard, and is just as nutritious.

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.

Health benefits of beetroot

Beetroot is believed to have anti-cancer properties. It's high in nitrates, which improve blood flow and may lower blood pressure. It's also high in fibre, so contributes to a healthy, happy gut.

Best beetroot recipes

Beetroot brownies

Beetroot brings an earthy depth of flavour to these brownies and creates a squidgy texture – they’re even better the day after baking along with a cup of tea.

Give our sweet potato brownies and courgette and coconut layer cake a go.

A slab of brownies cut into squares with a knife on the side

Beetroot and carrot salad

This vibrant salad of beetroot, freekeh and spring onion is packed with colour and texture – it makes for an impressive starter or side dish and is really simple to put together.

Then try our vegan coronation tofu salad.

A plate of beetroot and golden freekeh topped with sliced spring onion on a grey background

Roast beetroot soup with caramelised onion and blue cheese toasts

Get your festive feast off to a vibrant start with our creamy beetroot soup topped with crunchy, cheesy mini sourdough toasts.

Make one of our best soup recipes.

Two bowls of beetroot soup, topped with sourdough toast and blue cheese

Beetroot salad

Brighten up your day with this colourful beetroot salad bursting with citrusy flavours and creamy goat's cheese.

Or try watermelon salad.

Beetroot Salad with Goat's Cheese

Beetroot tarte tatin

Earthy beetroot adds colour and depth in this tarte tatin, a perfect Christmas dinner main for veggies and vegans alike.

Keep it sweet with apple tart tatin.

A round puff pastry tart topped with purple beetroots and green pesto

Chocolate beetroot cake

Beetroot adds earthiness and a deep-purple hue to this chocolate bake, best served with a great big dollop of crème fraîche.

Make our courgette and lime cake.

Dark chocolate and beetroot cake


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.

Give celery soup a go.

Four bowls of beetroot borscht

Beetroot tartare and ricotta toasts

Roasted beetroot is marinated in a mustardy miso sauce and then piled on top of punchy horseradish ricotta for this colourful appetiser.

Tuck into healthy beans on toast.

Individual toasts with ricotta and beetroot against a cream background

Roast beetroot and root vegetables and goat's cheese

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.

Make Italian sausage and veg tray bake.

Roasted Root Vegetables With Goat's Cheese Recipe

Beetroot, orange and feta salad

Earthy beetroot and sweet orange pair up beautifully in this simple winter salad that pops all the more with a salty olive vinaigrette and chunks of creamy feta.

Check out our waldorf salad.

A white bowl filled with a beetroot, orange and green leaf salad with crumbled feta on top

Beetroot, apple and ginger juice

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.

Try our vegetable smoothie or watermelon juice.

Two full glasses of beetroot, apple and ginger juice

Beetroot risotto

Brighten up your risotto with beetroot for an easy vegetarian meal topped with goat's cheese and walnuts.

For another veggie meal, try our vegetarian lasagne.

Beetroot Risotto Recipe

Beetroot dip with yogurt and lime

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.

Or make our aioli.

Beetroot, Lime and Yogurt Dip

Duck breast with blackberries and beetroot

Blackberries grow all over the UK and can be just as delicious in savoury dishes as sweet. Here, their tart flavour complements the rich meat.

Enjoy our our roast duck breast with potatoes.

A cast iron pan with two sliced duck breasts surrounded by blackberries and chopped beetroot

Beetroot hummus

Make the most of beetroot in this earthy hummus recipe, ready in 10 minutes for a last-minute entertaining idea.

Vegan Beetroot Hummus Recipe

Smoked mackerel, beet and apple salad

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.

Enjoy masala mackerel.

Smoked Mackerel Salad Recipe with Beetroot

Whipped feta and beetroot on toast with poached eggs and dukkah

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.

Next try baked feta pasta.

Feta Toast Recipe with Beetroot and Eggs

Winter veg tian

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.

Vegetable Tian Recipe

Quick-cured beetroot salmon with beetroot and apple salad

Check out our quick-cured beetroot salmon with a fresh and crunchy beetroot apple salad. This simple recipe is ready in just 20 minutes.

See our ginger salmon parcels with sesame greens.

Cured Beetroot Salmon Recipe with Beetroot and Apple Salad

Baked beetroot falafels

Check out our vibrant baked falafel recipe with beetroot. This easy veggie recipe is simple to make and ready in an hour.

Alternatively, give homemade falafel a go.

Beetroot Falafel Recipe

BBQ paneer with beetroot, coconut and crispy shallots

This recipe for BBQ paneer with beetroot, coconut and crispy shallots comes from gourmet kebab restaurant Le Bab. It's easy and vegetarian but packed full of flavour.

Serve up paneer curry.

BBQ Paneer Recipe with Crispy Shallots, Beetroot and Coconut

Beetroot borani and halloumi breakfast bowls

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.

See our high-protein breakfast recipes.

Halloumi, eggi and salad bowl on a bed of pureed beetroot borani yogurt

Beetroot Mezcalita

Shake up a mezcalita with some pickled beetroot brine. With a spicy Tajín rim, it's the perfect way to kick off the weekend.

See more mezcal cocktails.

Two short glasses filled with beetroot mezcalita with salt on the rim

Beetroot and goat's cheese terrine

Beetroot's vibrant pink makes an eye-catching starter, perfect for a dinner party. The sweet candied walnuts and crispy herb leaves make a lovely contrast to the creamy goat's cheese filling.

Make fig and goat's cheese filo parcels.

Vegetable Terrine With Beetroot And Goat's Cheese

Beetroot tagliatelle with kalettes, garlic and cream

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.

Beetroot Tagliatelle With Kalettes, Garlic And Cream Recipe

Tofu steak with beetroot noodles and dukkah

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.

Make tofu katsu curry.

Tofu Steak with Beetroot Noodles Recipe

Spicy beetroot and pak choi with ramen eggs and sriracha

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.

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Make sriracha and lemon spaghetti.

Spicy Beetroot and Pak Choi with Ramen Eggs and Sriracha Recipe

Beetroot, feta and thyme tart

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.

Use thyme to make our peach and thyme cake.

Beetroot Tart Recipe With Feta and Thyme

Falafel, beetroot and hummus grain bowl

Check out this colourful vegan bowl with fragrant falafel, crunchy beets and warm grains. This easy recipe is a simple yet stylish midweek meal for two.

Make a chicken burrito bowl for dinner.

Falafel, Beetroot, Hummus and Grains in a Bowl

Beetroot and halloumi sliders with chilli jam

These vibrant beetroot burgers make great BBQ snacks. Try our veggie burgers with halloumi cheese for a meat-free feast this summer.

Give air fryer halloumi fries a go.

Veggie Burger Sliders | Halloumi Burger with Beetroot

Sri Lankan beetroot curry

Try this vibrant Sri Lankan beetroot curry for an easy vegan midweek meal. This bright and colourful recipe is packed with plenty of flavour and it's low in calories, too.

Try our vegetarian curry.

Sri Lankan Beetroot Curry recipe with coriander

Beetroot, caper and dill salad

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.

Make turmeric fried eggs with kale salad.

Beetroot Salad with Caper and Dill Recipe

Salt-baked beetroot with mozzarella and lemon salsa

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.

See all our starter recipes.

Salt-baked Beetroot Recipe With Mozzarella and Lemon Salsa

Sausage, beet and red cabbage hotpot

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.

Try healthy one-pot chicken.

sausage cabbage hotpot

Ginger salmon with overnight beetroot pickles

A great Scandinavian-inspired dinner of salmon with beetroot and dill pickles. The beetroot brightens up this easy midweek supper too.

Enjoy salmon poke bowl.

Ginger Salmon Recipe with Beetroot Pickles

Beetroot rice with feta

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.

Make baked feta salad.

Beetroot Rice With Feta Recipe

Quick beetroot chutney

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.

Or try chilli garlic chutney.

Quick beetroot chutney

Beetroot, goat’s cheese and candied walnuts

The combination of earthy beetroot, salty goat's cheese and sweet candied walnuts make this stylish starter a real winner – you can find it on the menu at Fenn in London.


Serve it as part of a menu along with their lamb chops with mint sauce potatoes and nutmeg custard tart.

Beetroot, goat’s cheese and candied walnuts

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