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What Goes Well with Beets - Beet Flavour Pairings

What Do Beets Go Well With?

Beets go well with: warm spices like allspice, cumin, cinnamon, pepper, paprika, and caraway seeds (or combined spices like a curry), as well as fresh or dried herbs such as thyme, tarragon, dill, parsley, mint, basil, or coriander.

Beets taste great with other root vegetables like carrot, onion, or radishes, as well as other greens like arugula, cabbage, celery, scallions, cucumber, fennel, endive, spinach, and avocado.

Complement beets’ mellow flavour with butter, cream, or add some tang with kefir, yogurt, sour cream, crème fraiche, or a squeeze of lemon or lime juice. Hard boiled eggs also taste amazing alongside some roasted beets, and beets pair well with almost every meat: pork, beef, duck, or fish.

Beet Serving Ideas

Got a ton of beets and don’t know what to do with them?

Beets are great with a salad, both cooked and raw, but you can also make beet chips for a healthy and fun-coloured crunchy snack. You could also add beets to your smoothie, but grate them first unless you have a high-quality blender.

Cooked beets are a classic alongside some savoury dinner dishes; add a bit of extra flavour to them by squeezing some fresh lemon juice on top and a sprinkle of kosher or sea salt. Traditional borscht is a common use for beets, especially in European cultures, but have you tried Summer Borscht? It’s a cold soup that uses borscht ingredients in a fresh way that’s great for hot days.

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