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What Goes Well with Beets for Dinner? (21 Foods)

When it comes to beets, you have a lot of options.
But when you're choosing what to serve with them, not all choices are equal.
Here are a few things to consider:
1. What other flavors are in the dish?
If you're serving beets as part of a main course that also includes a lot of other strong flavors, like garlic and onions, you might want to tone down the flavor of the beets by pairing them with something milder-tasting like plain yogurt or avocado.
This will help balance out the plate and keep your guests from getting overwhelmed by one flavor.
2. How's the texture?
Beets can be served raw or cooked—and either way they'll add some texture to your meal (unless they're pureed).
If you're serving them raw and their texture is important to the dish (like in salads), consider pairing them with another crunchy food like carrots or cucumbers so that they don't stick out on their own too much on the plate.
3. Do you want something light and refreshing or heavy?
If you're looking for something light and refreshing, try pairing your beets with some fresh herbs like parsley or dill—their freshness will complement the earthiness of your roasted beets perfectly!
Or if you're looking for something more filling and hearty, try pairing them with olive oil (for dipping) or even my Creamy Avocado Sauce recipe (which goes great on top of anything).
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 295 kcal


  • Roasted Carrots
  • Creamy Avocado Soup
  • Quinoa
  • Goat Cheese
  • Chicken or Beef Patties
  • Pistachios
  • Dill Yogurt Dip
  • Arugula Salad
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Cauliflower Mash
  • Fish
  • Creamy Avocado Dip
  • Green Salad
  • Green Beans
  • Beef
  • Beef Bourguignon
  • Salmon
  • Chicken with Lemon-Caper Butter
  • Chicken with Lemon and Thyme
  • Chicken with Chutney Sauce
  • Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar
  • Cucumber
  • Radishes
  • Goat cheese or feta cheese
  • Red onion
  • Walnuts
  • Chives or scallions
  • Avocado
  • Bacon lardons
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh herbs (like parsley, mint, or cilantro)
  • Arugula
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Salad dressing
  • Chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Steak
  • Turkey
  • Pork


  • Pick any of the sides from this list to serve with your beets for dinner.
  • Prepare the rest of your meal.
  • Be ready to munch in no time!
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