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Easy step by step tutorial on how to cook beets. Great for smoothies, side dishes, salads, or just snacking. Full of nutrients and antioxidants! | gluten free recipes | healthy eating

How to Cook Beets

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 cups of diced beets 1x
  • Category: How To
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


An easy recipe for how to cook beets on the stovetop! Full of nutrients & antioxidants, beets are great for smoothies, side dishes, salads & snacking!


  • 6 beets, skin on (I used 3 red and 3 golden)


  1. Prepare a large bowl with water and ice.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  3. Add beets to pot. (if using red and golden beets, be sure to put them in separate pots or the red will dye the golden beets)
  4. Boil for 20-30 minutes depending on size of beets. (test one of them – you should be able to easily remove the skin if you can’t them let it cook longer)
  5. Remove beets from boiling water and place in an ice bath.
  6. Remove skin from beets using your hands, rinse, and slice/dice beets.
  7. Store in an air tight container.

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