In season - Beetroot recipes

Use this vibrant root veg to add flavour and crimson colour to not just savoury but sweet dishes too. They are available all year round.
Published 28 May 2018 | Updated 4 August 2023
Roasted beetroot

Shopping and cooking with beetroot tips

Beetroot is a root vegetable that is commonly consumed in salads, soups, and juices. It is known for its deep red colour and earthy flavour. In addition to being a tasty addition to meals, beetroot also offers a range of health benefits.

Beetroot is a good source of fibre, which can help to improve digestion and reduce the risk of constipation. Additionally, beetroot contains a range of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, iron, and potassium. Here are our top tips for using beets:

  • For sweetness, colour and crunch, use grated raw beetroot in salads.
  • Don’t forget the leaves! Use them in place of spinach. They’re delicious sautéed with a touch of oil and garlic.
  • Serve beetroots with your Sunday roast. Decrease the amount of potatoes and substitute beets instead for a sweeter flavour.
  • Use beets in baking. There’s no need for red food colouring to make red velvet chocolate cakes, grated beets does the trick. Also use beetroot juice to colour cupcakes and icing.
  • Forget butter on sandwiches, try one of our tasty beet dips instead.
  • Roasting beetroot brings out its sweet flavour and intense colour.
  • To stop the beetroot from staining your fingers and nails red, wear plastic gloves when cutting and grating the beets.

In season during: Summer, autumn, winter and spring.