Beets are a genuine superfood, often included in juice cleanses. That鈥檚 because the dark red vegetable has two properties that help detoxify the liver: betaine, which eliminates the toxins, and pectin, which clears them from the body so they don鈥檛 recirculate. Lucky for us, beets are not only healthy but tasty too. They鈥檙e delicious in salads and as spiralized noodles, and their natural sweetness makes them a surprise ingredient in many healthy desserts. Here are 14 beetroot recipes so beautiful, you鈥檒l *def* want to pin them ALL for upcoming dinners.

1. Goat鈥檚 Cheese and Beetroot Puff Pastry Tart: This easy-peasy puff pastry tart calls for store-bought frozen dough. It makes a great quickie veggie appetizer or light meal. (via Supergolden Bakes)

2. Beetroot Gnocchi With聽Caper and聽Leek Gremolata: You鈥檙e looking at gnocchi that鈥檚 made with potatoes and potato flour, so it鈥檚 100 percent gluten free. With the sweetness of beetroot offset by the saltiness of a caper gremolata, it鈥檚 so tasty you won鈥檛 be missing a thing. (via To Her Core)

3. Beet and Cumin Fritters: With potatoes, edamame, beets, and plenty of spices, these fried beet fritters are so satisfying. Bookmark this one for Meatless Mondays, and you won鈥檛 be disappointed. (via Peace & Parsnips / Blissful Basil)

4. Roast Beetroot Salad With Lentils, Fennel, and Blood Orange: This recipe pairs golden beets with blood-red orange segments for a sweet-citrusy note that really elevates plain lentils into something extra special. (via Delicious Everyday)

5. Roasted Beetroot, Goats Cheese, and聽Walnut Salad: When you crave the classic pairing of roasted beets, goat cheese, and walnuts, click to this recipe. (via The Cook鈥檚 Pyjamas)

6. Warm Buckwheat and Beetroot Salad: Toasted buckwheat has a slightly nutty flavor that pairs well with sweet, earthy beets. Even though there鈥檚 *wheat* in the name, there鈥檚 none in buckwheat, making this buddha bowl gluten-free. (via Lazy Cat Kitchen)

7. Beet and Chickpea Pasta With Lemon Tahini Sauce: This pasta is tossed with chickpeas and drizzled with a zesty lemon tahini sauce. It鈥檚 a meal that, though light, manages to feel super indulgent. (via Dishing Up the Dirt)

8. Beetroot and Feta Tart: While beetroot is often paired with goat cheese, this one calls for salty feta that really brings out the sweetness in the veggies. It houses the ingredients in a homemade pastry shell, but you can jump-start yours with a store-bought pie crust and it will be just as delicious. (via Sugar et Al)

9. Beetroot Falafel Buddha Bowls: These bowls are a lifesaver on nights when you have to work late. Slightly sweet and packed with spices, the falafel keeps well in the freezer, so you can dole them out any time you need a quick, healthy, and satisfying dinner. (via Eat Love Eat)

10. Beet Pesto Pizza With Kale and Goat Cheese: Beets and goat cheese on pizza? You betcha. Something magical happens to goat cheese when it鈥檚 warmed in the oven, especially when it鈥檚 surrounded by a thick, flakey crust. (via Honest Cooking)

11. Beet & Turnip Hash With Runny Eggs: When you鈥檙e hungry for beets, like, right now, forego the roasting and just chop them up for a 30-minute hash. (via The Every Kitchen)

12. Beet and Goat Cheese Galette With Hazelnuts and Honey: This recipe uses up the whole beet 鈥 roots and greens. You鈥檙e doing Mother Nature proud, nature girl. (via The Vintage Mixer)

13. Israeli Couscous With Beets and Walnuts: Large-pearl Israeli-style couscous absorbs all the lemony vinaigrette AND the pretty color of these roasted beets. (via The View from Great Island)

14. Pomegranate Balsamic Chicken Beet Goat Cheese Flatbread: This combo of goat cheese, beets, and blueberries is freakin鈥 amazeballs. Your tastebuds will be doing the happy dance! (via Fit Mitten Kitchen)

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