15 Delicious Raw Beets Recipes

Today we are going to share 15 delicious raw beets recipes that are vegan-friendly and super healthy. If there’s one underutilized root vegetable, beets certainly take the trophy. They can give wonderful color to a meal, and they taste just as great as other common vegetables. Known for their earthy flavor and aroma, beets are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, folate, and manganese.

Beets are associated with improved blood flow, lowered blood pressure, and can also improve aerobic exercise performance. They are also high in fiber and help you feel full for longer, with around 2-3 grams per 100-gram serving.

We’ve compiled our favorite recipes from across the web, and found the best salads, soups, main courses, side dishes, and desserts for you to try today. 

Salads

1. Raw Vegan Beetroot Salad

If you are looking for a salad that is extremely simple to make, contains a lot of nutrients, and gets you in and out of the kitchen, then this raw vegan beetroot salad is for you. It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, and you should have most of the ingredients already stored away. Many different flavors and textures guarantee this beetroot salad hits the spot.

There are many different healthy ingredients that comprise many different types of foods; from pumpkin seeds to fresh basil, walnuts, red onion, and apple cider vinegar. There’s truly something for everyone with this delicious tasting recipe, and you won’t be stuck in the kitchen for hours preparing!

2. Lemony Raw Beetroot And Quinoa Salad With Dill And Olives

Protein is an important part of your diet, but sometimes being vegan can be tough to meet the daily recommended target. Quinoa is a fantastic plant-based source of protein, is very filling and nutritious, and can be enjoyed with an array of different fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Mixed with a salad is even better.

This lemony raw beetroot treat combines the glorious flavors of beets, lemon, pistachios, shallot, fresh dill, and green olives for a truly healthy combination. What makes this choice even better is this salad is filling but non-fattening. At 211 calories per serving, 3.76 grams of fiber and 6.9 grams of protein, this would make a great addition to any dieter’s weekly meal plan.

3. 4 ingredient raw beet salad

We know that a complicated recipe can be easy to skip. However, the name of this recipe should give it away. These 4 ingredients that make this raw beet salad tick the easy-peasy box, and ensure you won’t need to stress about running to the store to get the ingredients. You can even pair this with the main course if you enjoy a side salad instead of a carbohydrate, like bread, potatoes, or rice.

The only things you’ll need for this recipe are 2-3 apples, half a lemon, olive oil, and red beets. Chop up all the ingredients, place them in a food processor, blend away, and enjoy this salad immediately or store away for later. This is a great meal on the go or enjoyed at home with your feet up.

4. Shredded raw beet salad (Polish recipe)

This classic Polish recipe, which is a type of ‘surowka’ meaning a salad that’s made with raw vegetables, is an essential element of polish-style dinners. This would go great with a variety of vegetable-based dishes, like creamy vegan pasta, or vegan mac and cheese.

This recipe comes with a long list of healthy foods, such as carrots, apple, lemon, mustard, onion, parsley, and sunflower seeds. It also contains honey though, therefore if you do not consume honey, simply skip this ingredient altogether.

Soups

1. Beet soup with optional Jalapeño

During the winter months, it’s nice to enjoy a warm dish that is tasty but also packed with nutrients. Soups are the perfect meal for this occasion and can be enjoyed as a starter, main meal, or side dish. This simple beet soup includes cashews, lemon juice, garlic, and some optional chopped Jalapeño if you like your soups to have a kick. All you’ll need is a blender to combine the ingredients into a thick, creamy texture and heat for a short time. 

This jalapeño soup would pair nicely with cooked bread or a bowl of olives. You can also add parsley, cilantro, and green onion to make this even more nutritious.

2. Raw or nearly-raw cold beet borscht

If you‘re looking for a soup-inspired delight that doesn’t require any cooking (unless your taste preference leans toward slightly cooked beets), we urge you to try this magnificent cold beet borscht that is only 52 calories per serving. 

All you’ll need are some beets, a small cucumber, apples, carrots, dill, scallions, agave nectar, and lemon juice. Serve this with a dollop of vegan sour cream or cashew cream to intensify this glorious central European cuisine.

3. Roasted beet soup with a cashew cream swirl

Prepare yourself for a mouth-watering experience, with this nourishing and colorful vegan beet soup, that includes parsnip, celery, leek, onion, ginger, coconut milk, and parsley.

To make this soup even more, enticing, it comes topped with a cashew cream swirl that takes it to the next level with taste and texture. This is a great tasting dish ideal for lunch or dinner and serves up to 6 people.

Main courses

1. Easy vegan beetroot curry

This classic staple can be enjoyed with pre-cooked beets but caters to those that have a little extra time on their hands, with preparation and cooking time. If you follow this recipe, you’ll have plenty of leftovers for later as you’ll be making a curry paste from scratch that can store for up to a week.

This recipe comes with many typical spices you’ll find in the cupboards, including coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns, cardamom seeds, fennel, mustard seeds, and ginger. Once combined, you’ve got the perfect midweek main course ready to be enjoyed alone or with good company.

2. Easy vegan beetroot falafel

Known as a popular middle eastern street food dish made from chickpeas, this easy vegan beets falafel has been given the vegan spin and would be a perfect choice for lunch or a light dinner. This recipe is specifically catered for those that enjoy baked falafel, not fried, which makes this dish even healthier!

This recipe comes with many common ingredients, like sweet potato, cumin, coriander, paprika, fresh parsley, garlic, and chickpeas. So you might not have to dive out to the grocery store, either. Win!

3. Creamy beetroot risotto (vegan and gluten-free)

This colorful dairy-free and gluten-free extravaganza is a classic rice-based dish that can be enjoyed by up to four people, or make enough for leftovers and store this delight in the fridge for up to three days.

You’ll need bay leaves, garlic, white wine, lemon, and risotto rice. In less than 45 minutes you’ll be tucking into a delightful concoction that is only 415 calories.

4. Vegan beetroot patties

These beet patties are packed with healthy goodness and make a great companion with some of our recommended side dishes listed below. Most ingredients you’ll have stored away, like potatoes, onion, and various spices. You can even make this recipe gluten-free by skipping the bread crumbs.

Perfect for making burgers and wraps, they are a great option for parties, and the kids can look forward to enjoying a fun-but-healthy alternative.

Side dishes

1. Ginger raw slaw with beet and cauliflower

This side dish is ridiculous. It features so many healthy ingredients and has a wonderful, vibrant taste that it’s good enough to enjoy year-round. This side dish takes the gold medal for the most colorful recipe on our list, as the vibrant purple is combined with the greens and oranges and reds for a beautiful rainbow color.

Featuring ginger, tahini, raw apple cider vinegar, tamari, coconut nectar syrup, ground coriander, cauliflower, onion, and raisins, this recipe is naturally brimming with goodness and goes well with homemade potato fries.

2. Raw beetroot dip

Finding the right accompaniment for your meals can be a daunting task. If you’re struggling to find the answer, the next best option is to make your own! This raw beets dip is best served with roast vegetables, fries, vegetable crudites, or crisp leaves.

There are plenty of ingredients to enjoy with this homemade dip, including spring onions, avocado, chili, coriander, walnuts, coconut oil, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, sesame seeds, and mint leaves. You won’t be under your five-a-day with this superstar line-up!

Dessert

1. Vegan beetroot chocolate cake

Finding some of these delicious-looking desserts we just had to include them! There’s nothing quite like a delicious slice of chocolate cake, and this beetroot twist is no exception. The recipe comes with instructions to make a chocolate ganache to make the recipe even chocolatier.

With dark chocolate, plant milk, cocoa powder, and strong coffee, who would have thought raw beets would go so well with dessert?

2. Fudgy vegan chocolate truffles

Are you looking for a romantic chocolate truffle recipe? Look no further than this fudgy vegan creation, designed for sharing with a loved one for date night, in front of a fire with your feet up, completely relaxed.

Made with just 6 ingredients, including dates, vanilla extract, oat flour, and cacao powder, the beets give the truffles an amazing color that doesn’t require any baking: all you’ll need to do is cook the beets!

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