This incredible vegetable is packed full of vitamins, making it a nutritional powerhouse. It is also naturally sweet, making it an incredible, versatile, cooking treat. Regardless of how you get them to your table, beets are perfect in almost every way imaginable. They provide just the right amount of lift to salads, including our favorites the Roasted Baby Beet Salad and the Delicious and Golden Salad.
The latter lives up to its name, combining beets and pecans into a sweet and crunchy delight. If you truly want to pare this vegetable back to its roots—pardon the pun—then you can't go past a Simple Beet Salad: drizzle assorted beets in balsamic vinaigrette, then roast them; let them cool, and keep the liquid; toast some walnuts; slice the beets; put it all together. Yes, this certainly is a simple salad, but its flavors are incredibly rich, and complex. You'll love the combination of sweet, nutty, and toasty flavors. Think of beets as a great way to get sweet vegetables on the table. Keep the tops, because beet greens will be your new favorite side. You'll devour them. You simply can't "beet" beets.