50+ Vegan Beet Recipes, for Every Occasion

50+ Vegan Beet Recipes for Every Occasion
I adore beets! Red, purple, yellow, these stunning roots are always welcome on my table. Whether we’re making beets into sweets, replacing meats with beets, or serving up app-beet-tizers, beets are a treat that just can’t be beat. Moving past the puns for a moment (they can be a beet corny), my biggest problem with beets is creatively, I can get in a bit of a rut. I love to roast my beets, which is AMAZING, but sometimes I wish I was a little more creative in my beet cooking adventures. That’s why I decided to put together this collection of 50+ vegan beet recipes- to help myself (and hopefully you) beet the beet blues. Because beets should never be blue- their beautiful red color actually makes them much more appropriate for Valentine’s day (right around the corner!). As a final note, February is Heart Health awareness month, and beets have been shown to help keep your ticker ticking. So go ahead and beet your heart out- join me in bringing your love of beets to the table for every meal.

Breakfast Beets

 

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Tofu Beet Pancakes by Nutriplanet

Who says beets can’t be both sweet and breakfast? Not only are these beautiful pancakes vegan and beet-filled, but they’re also gluten-free.

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Brownie Batter Oatmeal by Healthy and Psyched

While beets aren’t really the star of this recipe, they’re sneakily hidden in a rich and chocolatey breakfast. A perfect way to up your beet consumption for those who might not be the beet’s biggest fan.

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Vegan Red Velvet Chocolate Chunk Pancakes by Fragrant Vanilla

I was really sold on these pancakes by the gorgeous “cream cheese” drizzle on top, and the chocolate chunks didn’t hurt either. The perfect breakfast for those of us who want to pass our pancakes off as “healthy” :p

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Vegan Tofu-Beet Quiche by Nutriplanet

While all the dishes above look delicious, this one does something a little differently- it’s savory. If you’re like me, your dancing for joy right now- all the best breakfast foods are savory, but not many are this beautiful!

 

Nutriplanet really knows how to make beets a breakfast affair- check out these Vegan Blueberry Beet Muffins as well as a beet-filled Chocolaty Millet Amaranth Porridge

Beyond Borsch: Soups and Salads that Can’t be Beet

vegan beet salad by veryveganval

Vegan Seaside Beet Salad by Very Vegan Val

With recipes like this one, life’s just a day at the beet-ch. This recipe combines sweet, sour, salty and spicy and tastes just as good alone as it does with a bowl of quinoa.

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Mexican Christmas Eve Salad by Veggies Save the Day

Mexican Christmas Eve salad starts with beets, and ends with whatever else you like. Veggies Save the Day gives you their suggestion of ingredients, but definitely encourages you to follow your tastes buds and be creative!

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Warming Beet, Pea, and Lentil Winter Soup by Moon and Spoon and Yum

This is a real winter soup- warm, hearty and filling. To keep it vegan, make sure to use nutritional yeast instead of the parmesan (or you could always use a vegan parm!)

 

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Roasted Beet Salad with Lemon Dressing by Sunnyside Hanne

A delicious way to dress up one of my favorites- roasted beets. This salad mixes beets with many classic ingredients in a Greek salad (including a vegan feta!)

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Swedish Beet Potato Apple Salad by Sharon Palmer

This is a Swedish family tradition from Sharon Palmer, and you can feel the love and tradition in the dish. Fully veganized, this beet and potato salad would taste just as good at a picnic as a cold winter day.

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Vegan Beet Salad with Walnuts and Garlic by Avocado Pesto

This is another recipe filled with Eastern European tradition- beets are right up there with cabbage (but much prettier).

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Instant Pot Red Velvet Beet Soup by Letty’s Kitchen

Instant Pots are so in right now, it’s only fitting that we include one in this collection. This soup is velvety smooth, and can be completely cooked in under 10 minutes.

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Pink Beet Creamy Soup by Seven Roses

If you haven’t jumped on the instant pot craze yet, you can also go with this creamy beet soup. Inside this pink bowl of goodness is a creamy coconut swirl!

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Raw Balsamic Tahini Beet Noodles by Strength and Sunshine

Just like the instant pot, spiralizers are very much in vogue (they give you all sorts of variation in your noodle options). This salad could easily be an entire meal, and is dressed in a simple tahini dressing.

 

Haven’t got enough of the soups and salads? Try this Russian Salad with Pickles, Beans and CarrotsSpiralized Beet Salad, Tangy Beet Salad with Avocado DressingVegan Borscht, and Beet Chili

Ap-beet-tizers (Beet Appetizers)

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Roasted Beet Hummus by Well Vegan

Who needs chickpeas when you can just use beets? This recipe will flip your expectations for hummus on its head!

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Golden Beet Veggie Balls with Almond Sage by Sharon Palmer

These delicious little herb and seed filled bites are made with golden beets (just as delicious as red beets, but a less utilized). Served with an almond crema sauce.

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Oven-Baked Beet Chips by Pink Fortitude

While chips are delicious, it’s nice to be able to move beyond the potato- and it’s a pretty easy recipe! Plus this post can give you gems such as “How did the farmer get the party started? He turn-niped the beet!

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Golden Beetroot Hummus by Chef Catherine Brown

If all this pink is giving you a headache, here’s a little break for you. This gorgeous golden beet hummus uses a pinch of saffron for a little added something. Get those pitas ready for dipping!

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Rainbow Flatbreads with Beet Hummus by From My Bowl

This hummus uses a marinated beet hummus for a little extra flavor, and takes it one step further to make a gorgeous beet appetizer.

 

There are a LOT of great vegan beet hummus recipes out there! In addition to the ones I’ve posted, try the one by Eat the Vegan RainbowVeggie DessertsSprouting Zen and Veganosity

Sides (AKA accomp-beet-ments)

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Beetroot Rice by My Cooking Journey

I love rice, but sometimes it gets a little… dull. By using beets, you turn a plain white side into a stunning work of beet art (that’s anything but dull).

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Beet Tartare with Cashew Cheese by My Darling Vegan

This creamy cashew cheese brings beets to the party, topped with warm, roasted beets. It is the perfect side to spread on bread!

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Roasted Beets and Honey Crisp Apple by Sugar Love Spices

For a flavorful, sweet and savory side, try these roasted beets with apples. It’s basically Fall in a nutshell (beets work well in every season).

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Beetroot Paratha by My Cooking Journey

Paratha is a traditional Indian bread, and while it’s typically made with Ghee, this beautiful purple version is completely vegan.

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Beet Buns by Renana’s Kitchen

Bread has never been this pretty! Serve a Valentine’s day dinner with a freshly baked, pink-colored bun to upgrade the entire meal.

The Root of the Meal- Beet Mains

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Vegan Meatballs (Beetballs) by Very Vegan Val

If you’re looking for a way to improve your spaghetti night, look no further than these vegan beetballs by Very Vegan Val. They’ll taste just as good in a “beet”-er version of the classic meatball sub!

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Golden Beets with Black Beans and Dried Cherries by Letty’s Kitchen

Tart cherries against dark beans are a dramatic background from the yellow, sunshine filled yellow beets. A complete, filling meal.

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Better Bean & Beet Burger Patty by PlantBased Recipe

This burger uses golden beets to create an oil-free, low sodium, flavor-filled patty. One of the tricks used is to chill the burger filling overnight, to help them stay together when cooked.

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Beet Fried Rice by Yup… It’s Vegan

This delicious fried rice combines a citrus sauce with a spiced beet rice. Make sure to use lots of different vegetables for a fantastic meal.

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“Beets & Greens” Ackee Flatbread Pizza by Amazing Ackee

This beautiful flatbread pizza uses a beet crust, and is topped with a butternut squash and ackee cream sauce. I have yet to find ackee in a store near me, but when I do this recipe will be on the top of my list.

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One Pot Beet Bourguignon by Sunnyside Hanne

This slow-cooking meal is perfect dish to let simmer in the oven all afternoon, filling the house with the warm, hearty stew smell. Guaranteed to get everyone to the table for dinner.

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Beet Leek Cassava Crust Pizza by Strength and Sunshine

This pizza is something everyone can eat- vegan (of course), gluten-free, paleo and nut-free. And it’s beet to the max- not only is the sauce made with beets, it’s topped with slices of yellow beet too.

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Baked Beet Falafel Vegan Quinoa Bowl by The Stingy Vegan

This play on falafel joins chickpeas with beets in a super-pink way. A spicy horseradish sauce is drizzled over to dress the quinoa, avocado, asparagus and other veg.

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Beet Lentil & Quinoa Burgers with Creamy Horseradish Sauce by A Virtual Vegan

This second beet burger uses lentils to help make up the bulk of the patty. With just a little beet of fennel, it’s topped with a horseradish cashew sauce.

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Beetroot Risotto by Strength and Sunshine

Are beets Italian? In this recipe they sure are! Creamy, red, risotto topped with chopped mint- how could you go wrong?

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Beet, Pepper and Cashew Cream Tart by An Active Vegetarian

This vegan tart uses red beets and yellow peppers for a beautiful, mandala-like masterpiece. As an extra bonus, it also uses garbanzo bean flour and is gluten-free.

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Creamy Beetroot & Dill Linguine by The Hungry Herbivores

Beet and dill are a classic Russian combination- I used to have a Russian roommate, and he would put dill on everything. So make yourself up a bowl of pink noodles and maybe a bottle of vodka to go with it.

Sweet Beets

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Red Velvet Cheesecake by Pretty Pies

This vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free no bake cheesecake is great for anyone without a tree-nut allergy. It uses beets in one of their most effective applications- as food dye (those of you who have ever cooked beets in any way will know the bright red your hands will stay for hours).

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Fudgy Beetroot Brownies by The Tofu Diaries

We all love brownies, but they don’t have to be a solely chocolate affair. This recipe combines cocoa with both beets and coffee, to add to the over-all depth of flavor.

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Red Velveteen Cake by Vegan Dollhouse

These little vegan cakes were made in small heart-shaped molds, either to help you get in the Valentine’s day mood, or perhaps to celebrate Healthy Heart Awareness month. Either way, the vegan cream cheese icing on top will have you celebrating.

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Healthy Beetroot Coconut Slice by Delightful Vegans

For those of you who might want to try a somewhat healthier dessert, there are these beet and coconut slices. Using only 7 ingredients, it is entirely raw, gluten-free, and won’t take more than 10 minutes to whip up.

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Chocolate Beet Muffins by Occasionally Eggs

If you just can’t get enough chocolate (or beets), this is a great recipe for you. If you’re from the US like I am, you’ve probably never seen the vanilla powder asked for in this recipe- don’t worry, Alexandra has you covered. Just sub in a little extract.

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Beet Dark Chocolate Scones w/ Pistachio Crumble by The Green Life

We thought this was one of the most original recipes in the bunch. The bright pink color is stunning, and the little green dots of pistachio give it a lovely Spring look.

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Triple Chocolate Beet Bundt Cake by My Darling Vegan

This chocolate ganache-topped cake is perfect for the beet lover who maybe doesn’t quite like beets yet. You’d never guess that hidden below layers of chocolate are warm, yummy secret vegetable attack beets.

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Dark Chocolate Beetroot Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting by Quite Good Food

I’m going to take this moment to explain the difference between beets and beetroots. It’s fairly simple, one is American, the other is British (or in this case, from New Zealand). Check out this chocolate cake- it’s decorated with eggs for Easter, but you can change the decor to match whatever holiday is happening soon- after all, beets are an every season vegetable.

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Hot Pink Pie by Pretty Pies

And finally, for those of you not looking for any more chocolate in your life, I give you this beautiful hot pink pie. This pie is actually beet flavored- sweetened, and augmented, of course, but beets are the star of the show.

Beet Beverages

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Beet Pineapple Lime Juice by Sprouting Zen

Some people prefer to drink their beets, and this juice is a great option in that department. All it takes are 5 ingredients and a juicer, and you’ll have a healthy, veggie-filled beverage in no time.

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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate by The Green Life

I loooove drinking hot chocolate, so beet hot cocoa is a huge win- beets add an extra layer of complexity to your chocolatey-goodness, plus who doesn’t like to drink pink?

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Beet-ing Hearts Blood Orange Smoothie by Women in Real Life

If you’re not into juicing, you can always get out the blender and make yourself up one of these beet and blood orange smoothies- with other bits of fruit and creamy coconut milk, beets have never been smoother.

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Vanilla Beet Freakshake by Veggie Desserts

By now you knew that chocolate pairs well with beets, but did you know vanilla does too? This shake is written as a treat for children, but it is just as appropriate for us who are just big kids at heart.

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Beet Carrot Apple Juice by Delightful Adventures

And lastly, to keep it simple and healthy try this veggie juice. With beets, carrots, cucumber, ginger, and apple, there are so many vegetables in here- and best of all, no additional sweeteners.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. I really want to go vegan after my juice cleanse and this post is giving me every bit of motivation to do that!

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    1. veryveganval says:

      I hope you give it a try- I think one of the best ways to be successful in a vegan diet is to make sure you eat a lot of variety to keep food fun- hopefully this will help!

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  2. OMG!!!! This is fantastic! I love beets, too. There are so many creative ideas here. I’m saving this and making lots of these recipes. Thanks for this fabulous post.

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    1. veryveganval says:

      Thanks! I had so much gun going through all the creative vegan beet recipes out there- all these bloggers are so creative!

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  3. ▵ ↟ Francesca_Sevenroses ↟ ▵ says:

    Such an inspiring collection! I’m so happy to be included in this selection ♥ thank you

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