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11 Beet Recipes That Don't Taste Like Dirt

05/07/2015 04:34 pm ET | Updated May 07, 2016
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Beets are one of those foods that most people either love or hate. They can have a distinctive taste (ehem, my hubby thinks they taste like dirt), but you can minimize this by doing a few simple things: 1) make sure you peel the beets completely and 2) roast them with a dollop of coconut oil. The roasting brings out the sweetness of the beet and removes a lot of the earthiness. Once roasted, they can be added in to so many things! Don't believe me? Check out these 11 great uses for the delicious root vegetable:

1. In Cookie Dough:

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2. In Smoothies:

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Pink Sunrise Breakfast Smoothie // via Cafe Johnsonia

3. In Hummus:

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Chili Roasted Beet Hummus // via Nosh and Nourish

4. In Juice:

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Beet Grapefruit Green Juice // via With Food + Love

5. In Popsicles:

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Strawberry Ombre Creamsicles // via Nosh and Nourish

6. In Burgers:

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7. In Chip Form:

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Chili Roasted Beet Chips // via Nosh and Nourish

8. In Jam:

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Beet Berry Jam // via Super Healthy Kids

9. On Pizza:

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Beet Pesto Pizza // via the Roasted Root

10. In Salad:

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Arugula Beet Salad // via Lauren Kelly Nutrition

11. In Cupcakes:

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Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes // via Yummy Healthy Easy