Eat the beet! Beetroot isn't just for pickling, it's great in soups, salads and even cakes

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Salads, soups, risottos, cakes: what do you do with this versatile veggie?

Roast beetroot with hazelnut butter and watercress

This simple yet sophisticated beetroot dish from Annie Bell will impress your friends. Roasting the beetroot brings out its natural sweetness, complemented by an indulgent hazelnut butter.

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Photo: Brett Stevens


Beetroot and orange soup with mustard seeds

Serve this hearty soup in mugs with slices of dark rye bread. Fancy a grownup kick? Follow Scottish food bloggers Chris and Rachel Rowley by adding a splash of vodka towards the end of cooking time. 


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Photo: Jan Baldwin


Puy lentil, goats’ cheese and beetroot salad

Rachel Khoo takes beetroot and goats' cheese to the next level with this super-tasty beetroot salad. Make it at home for a workday lunch that tastes as good as it looks.


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Photo: Tara Fisher


Beetroot and sultana muffins

Baking with beetroot? Indeed! It's not just carrots that can cross from savoury to sweet. Rustle up these delicious cinnamon-spiced beetroot muffins for a tasty breakfast on the go.

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Via: Homemade


Warm beetroot with goats' cheese and tarragon

Sam Harris's tender beetroot and grilled goats' cheese recipe makes a delicious accompaniment to chicken. Serve on a large platter so everyone can dig in.

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Photo: Jonathan Gregson


Spaghetti with beetroot and spinach

Using ready-cooked beetroot, crème fraîche and Abergavenny goats' cheese, this pasta dish is a 30-minute midweek sensation.

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Via: Homemade