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The bright and earthy beet is cold weather’s sweetest treat. And it’s not just for roasting: The sweet, earthy and oh-so-versatile root vegetable also shines in salads, pasta and even dessert. Don’t believe us? Take one of these 19 recipes for a spin.

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Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Balsamic Beets

The classic, for grown-ups.

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Roasted Beet Tartare

Nope, we didn’t say beef.

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One-Pan Steak with Beets and Crispy Kale

We’ve got your lazy weeknights covered.

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Beet and Goat Cheese Tart

Proof that beets are the most versatile veggie around.

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Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes Recipe

Like two peas in a pod.

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Raspberry Beet Tart with Oat Walnut Crust

Veggies? For dessert? Yes way, says Carlene Thomas.

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Beet Hummus

So pretty, you won’t want to share.

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Quinoa-Beet Cakes

Hamburger who?

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Lemon-Tahini Salad with Lentils, Beets and Carrots

Crunchy, sweet raw beets practically beg for a creamy dressing.

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Detox Red Beet Soup with Coconut and Lime

We feel better just looking at this dish, courtesy of Phoebe Lapine.

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Rainbow Veggie Pad Thai Noodles

Use red and yellow beets for maximum color.

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Blood Orange and Beet Salad Over Honeyed Yogurt

Is it breakfast, dessert or both?

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Golden Beet Noodles with Goat Cheese, Pepitas and Pomegranate

Sunshine in a bowl.

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Golden Beet Chips with Spicy Goat Cheese Dip

We’re taking a break from sour cream and onion.

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Winter Deconstructed Borscht Salad

Paper-thin slivers of beet, onion and carrot, all topped with cheese? Yes, please.

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Roasted Beets with Pistachios and Thyme

You can thank Aida Mollenkamp for this simple side dish that tastes even better the next day.

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Pepperoni-Spiced Beet and Spinach Hot Pockets

All we can say is yes. (Thanks, Jerrelle Guy.)

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Cleansing Beet Slaw with Rosemary Dressing

Beets, apples and tahini? We like the sound of that.

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Chickpea Beet Ravioli with Herbed Ricotta and Fried Beet Chips

Did someone say “Sunday cooking project”?

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