39 beetroot recipes that taste as good as they look

In a world of ugly-delicious root vegetables, beetroots are the rainbow-coloured stunners of the table.

Beetroot, chickpea and za'atar salad
Grated raw, roasted whole or blitzed in a borsch, with beetroot season comes a world of possibilities. Slice them paper-thin on a mandoline, or roast them in a hot oven to bring out their sweet, earthy flavours then throw them in any number of vibrant salads. Or, if you're craving dessert, beetroot work wonders in cakes and brownies too.