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13 Best Golden Beet Recipes From Roasted to Pickled

These golden beet recipes are so delicious, that you won’t be able to get enough of them!

If you aren’t already familiar with golden beets, then you should get to know them. They’re healthy and delicious, and every part is edible. 

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Golden beets are bursting with health benefits. They’ve been shown to detox the body, promote heart health, and prevent some cancers.

Like red beets, golden beets have an earthy taste, though they tend to be milder. They have a sweet and nutty quality that’s super tasty. 

And there’s one more fabulous thing. Unlike their red cousins, golden beets won’t stain everything they touch.

So rush to your nearest grocery store and grab some gold. I have 13 amazing golden beet recipes you’ll love. 

1. Roasted Golden Beets

Sometimes, simple food is best because it really lets every ingredient shine.

That’s why I love roasted vegetables. Roasting intensifies their natural flavors, highlighting why they’re so tasty.

When you roast golden beets, they become super sweet and nutty. They’re delicious with everything.

This recipe pairs them with arugula, feta, pistachios, and a lemon vinaigrette. 

2. Roasted Golden Beets with Horseradish

This simple-looking side dish is far from simple when it comes to flavor. 

This dish features insanely delicious roasted golden beets served with microgreens and walnuts.

Then, it’s topped with a spicy, tangy horseradish cream sauce. It’s an umami bomb.

If you want to switch it up, you can use different herbs or cheese like parmesan. 

3. Creamy Roasted Golden Beet and Apple Soup

If you’re a little tired of butternut squash soup, this recipe is an exciting alternative.

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It’s sweet, creamy, nutty, and totally perfect for fall. It’s also quite healthy and very easy to make. 

Once again, you roast some beets. After all, it’s super easy to do and the flavor is impeccable. This time, you add apples to the roasting pan. 

From there, it’s pretty much like making any other creamy vegetable soup.

If you’re vegetarian or vegan, it’s pretty simple to fit this soup into your diet.

You only have to swap a few ingredients (butter, chicken broth, and heavy cream). 

4. Brown Sugar-Glazed Golden Beets

This might be a vegetable side dish, but it kind of tastes like dessert.

I liken it to that infamous sweet potato side dish with brown sugar and marshmallows. 

Only, I think this dish might be a tad more healthy. Regardless, it’s deliciously sweet and nutty with a bright, acidic kick. 

5. Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

If you’ve ever thought salads were boring, you haven’t had a good salad. And I will stand by that statement one-hundred percent.

This recipe makes a good salad. 

Each ingredient is carefully chosen to balance the flavors and textures of the others.

It’s peppery, sweet, nutty, tangy, sour, and salty. It’s crunchy, soft, and creamy. 

Make this salad more of a meal by adding some extra protein. Rotisserie chicken would be amazing. Chickpeas are a great option if you’re a vegetarian. 

6. Vegan Golden Beet Pesto

I love pesto of all varieties. The green Genoese pesto is the most common. However, any sauce made by “pounding” is considered a pesto. 

This vegan recipe makes a deliciously nutty and acidic pesto that will please any palate.

It features roasted beets, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, walnuts, and seasonings. 

Everything is pulsed together in the food processor with olive oil. It makes a beautifully golden and super tasty pesto.

It’s perfect for pasta, salads, and bread. 

7. Turmeric-Braised Chicken with Golden Beets and Leeks 

I could eat this chicken dish every week. It’s rich and flavorful, healthy, and absolutely scrumptious.

It’s a dish I like to serve because it’s impressive but so easy. It only takes 20 minutes of prep work and then the oven does the rest.

The end result features succulent chicken thighs and soft, savory veggies. Plus, it has a delicious sauce that I could bathe in. It’s fabulous. 

8. Roasted Golden Beet Marinated Mozzarella Herb Crostini

This might be the appetizer of my dreams, and I think it might become yours as well. It’s cheesy, sweet, salty, and herb-flavored. 

It has crusty artisan bread, herb-and-oil marinated mozzarella, nutty roasted beets, and an herb oil drizzle.

Now, this recipe does require a bit of work. I recommend prepping everything the night before you’ll serve this dish.

Despite being a little time-consuming, this is an easy recipe.

9. Golden Beet Hummus

This definitely isn’t a traditional hummus recipe, but it’s just as delicious. It’s fresh, creamy, nutty, savory, and just a little bit sweet. It’s fantastic!

And it’s a beautiful, sunshine yellow, so it’s visually appealing as well!

You can use this in wraps, with chips, on salads, and the list goes on. 

10. Golden Beet and Blue Cheese Risotto

For some reason, risotto sounds like a really complicated dish. 

However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. And it doesn’t need to be intimidating. 

This golden beet and blue cheese risotto is a great place to start.

It’s a straightforward recipe that results in flavor heaven. It’s rich, earthy, creamy, and mouthwatering. 

11. Ponzu Grilled Salmon with Golden Beet Couscous

Who needs a 5-star restaurant when you can make a dinner like this at home?

It’s fresh, healthy, and delicious. Seriously, you have to try it. 

Shallots, golden beets, spinach, and couscous create a delicious bed for the salmon. The salmon is grilled in a flavorful ponzu sauce. 

Ponzu is a simple sauce you can make with ingredients you probably have.

If you don’t use it regularly, you might need to purchase some sake. It’s worth it, though. 

12. Vegetable-Fried Spiralized Golden Beet Rice

If you’re a fan of fried rice from your favorite Chinese restaurant, you’ll like this too.

Although I must warn you, this dish has no rice. But that doesn’t matter because of how tasty it is.

Much like cauliflower, you can rice beets. I had no idea until I came across this recipe. And it’s game-changing. 

This super healthy, veggie-laden fried “rice” is the perfect low-carb side dish. It’s so flavorful and delicious.

13. Pickled Golden Beets

Add some zing to your pantry with these delicious pickled golden beets.

They’re slightly sweet, totally savory, acidic, and fantastic for your gut health. 

This is a canning recipe, but you can definitely make a refrigerator version. 

13 Best Ways to Cook with Golden Beets

Try these golden beet recipes for a healthy side dish you’ll love. From roasted to pickled to soup, golden beets can’t be beat!


  • Roasted Golden Beets

  • Roasted Golden Beets with Horseradish

  • Creamy Roasted Golden Beet and Apple Soup

  • Brown Sugar-Glazed Golden Beets

  • Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

  • Vegan Golden Beet Pesto

  • Turmeric-Braised Chicken with Golden Beets and Leeks

  • Roasted Golden Beet Marinated Mozzarella Herb Crostini

  • Golden Beet Hummus

  • Golden Beet and Blue Cheese Risotto

  • Ponzu Grilled Salmon with Golden Beet Couscous

  • Vegetable-Fried Spiralized Golden Beet Rice

  • Pickled Golden Beets


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Haley van der Ploeg
Haley van der Ploeg is a food writer and content creator for Insanely Good Recipes, where she authors blog posts, creates recipes, and crafts tantalizing photos.

Haley is passionate about food and its ability to gather people across cultures, languages, and generations. She believes everyone can learn to cook.

Most days, you can find Haley reading, baking elaborate cakes, and hosting get-togethers for friends and family. If Haley isn't home, she’s probably on a plane jetting off to exciting adventures and new cuisines.

She lives with her husband in the Netherlands and has taught him that vegetables *can* taste good.

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