If you love to eat seasonally, then you KNOW that soon you’ll be digging into cozy dishes centered around your favorite root veggies. Maybe you’re looking to up your parsnip game, or perhaps you’d prefer to stay within your sweet potato comfort zone. But the truth is that you need to look beyond your standbys for tasty dishes. We’re urging you to step outside your comfort zone with some of the best beet recipes out there. If you think roasted beets are nothing but a boring side dish, we’d like to politely prove you wrong with these 15 glorious eats.

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1. Turmeric Tahini and Roasted Beets Power Bowls: Sorry, Popeye, but eating spinach for strength just seems archaic these days. Bountiful bowls of power foods have been hogging a lot of the spotlight this year, and with bowls like this, there’s no reason to wonder why. (via Jar of Lemons)

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2. Beet Hash With Runny Eggs: This bright and bold beet hash is a thing of beauty. It takes a measly 30 minutes to cook up, start to finish, making it a perfect Sunday brunch side. It just might make a beet lover out of you! (via The Every Kitchen)

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3. Vegetarian Borscht: Successfully turning a tried-and-true classic into a vegetarian-friendly dish is a uniquely wonderful feeling; this borscht is no exception. With the addition of sauerkraut, this bowl is salty, sour and deliciously pungent. (via The Blurry Lime)

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4. Layered Berry Beet and Mango Carrot Smoothie With Chia Seeds: Drinking beets may seem a little bizarre, but they make a dang good smoothie. When you’re short on time yet need to fuel up on something filling and energy-packed, sippin’ on this is your answer. (via Coffee and Crayons)

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5. Roasted Beet Salad With Arugula and Goat Cheese: If you’re a fan of beets, a nice roasted beet salad is inevitably on your list of favorite things to munch on. The warm, rich and earthy taste of the beets will add comfort and class to any salad. (via The Girl on Bloor)

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6. Endive Boats With Beets, Carrots, Fennel and Pear: Beets don’t always have to be the center of attention in order to add something to a dish. Here, julienned beets are tucked into endive leaves with carrots and pear. The marinade leaves a perfect touch of sweetness, tanginess and spice. (via Food Fashion Party)

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7. Five Ingredient Za’atar Roasted Beet Toasts: If you haven’t jumped onto the fancy toast train yet, this recipe is a great reason to. This mixture can be made a week in advance, and it’s great tossed in a salad. Consider your lunches for the week completely taken care of. (via Feed Me Phoebe)

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8. Balsamic and Honey Roasted Beets With Millet Polenta: This robust bowl of polenta offers a satisfying mixture of sweet and sour flavors. Warm, satisfying and filling, polenta just may become your new favorite comfort food. (via Foolproof Living)

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9. Beetroot, Goat Cheese and Spinach Crêpes With Chutney: Crêpes are dainty, charming and downright irresistible — especially when stuffed with savory goodies. If you take what you’d normally toss into a roasted beet salad and envelop it with a delicate dough, you’ll be one happy camper. (via Waffle and Whisk)

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10. Indian Style Beet Salad: Take everything you know about making a beet salad and set it aside; you need to try this bowl of goodies ASAP. Tossed with grated coconut, roasted gram dal and crunchy peanuts and cashews, this dish can’t miss. (via Cook’s Hideout)

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11. Pickled Beet Carpaccio: This vivid vegetarian take on carpaccio has all the good stuff going for it — big flavors, enjoyable textures and nutritional value. If you’re a horseradish fanatic, you’ll go bonkers over the the cashew cream. (via Le Petit Eats)

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12. Roasted Beets: You’ve got to love a side dish that can double as a personal main, like these silky roasted roots topped with hardboiled egg and a miso sesame drizzle. This rustic and elegant side can easily be turned into a salad too. (via Mid-Life Croissant)

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13. Quick Goat Cheese and Baby Beet Canapé: You’ll never get stuck deciding what nibbles to serve your guests with these beauties in mind. Using only five ingredients and putting in very little effort, you’ll still look like a five-star caterer. (via He Needs Food)

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14. Quinoa Confetti Salad: Nourishing your body never tasted so good. A confetti of beets, mandarins and other goodies are tossed with quinoa to deliver a punch of vitamins and fiber in this colorful concoction. (via The PKP Way)

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15. Beet Pesto Pizza With Kale and Goat Cheese: Oh yes, you CAN put beets on pizza! (Can we just call it beetza and get it over with?) Beet pesto makes this savory pie stand out — and correct us if we’re wrong, but we may even be able to dub this treat as “healthy.” (via The Roasted Root)

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