Golden Beets + Boiled Beets Recipe (Gluten-free, Vegan, Paleo, Keto) 

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Golden Beets + Boiled Beets Recipe
(Gluten-free, Vegan, Paleo, Keto) 

Written by Christina P. Kantzavelos

Golden beets, aka Beta Vulgaris, are underground edible roots. Although not as famous as their red counterparts, they are often favored for the beautiful golden color, smoother texture and milder and sweeter flavor. Due to their nutrient density, they are highly acclaimed by nutritionists and have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. So, if you haven’t tried them out, then it’s time to give red beet’s golden sister a try.


Beets have a high level of nitrates, which has been related to lowering blood pressure, preventing dementia and enhancing sports performance. The betalains found in beets are anti-inflammatory, detoxing and serve as antioxidants. In golden beets, you are also gaining nutrients found in most other orange and yellow vegetables, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and beta-carotene, in addition to folate, manganese, copper, potassium and fiber. In Europe, they have been used as a liver tonic and as a way to purify the blood. They’ve also been used to treat health challenges such as anemia, indigestion, heart disease, kidney disorders and more. You can’t beet that!

Locating and Storing Beets

Beets can grow all year-around, but their peak season is in the spring. They are medium to large in size, and range from round, to more globular and irregular shapes. The leafy green stems are also edible (cooked with the beets in the recipe below), and are similar in flavor to swiss chard or spinach. The color of the root vegetable can be gold, yellow, or even brown in color. Underneath the firm, semi-rough skin, is a golden and dense flesh. If eaten raw, they are crunchy, and when cooked, they are smoother and tender. The roots can be stored in a crisper for up to 2-3 weeks with the leaves removed, and one week with them still attached. The leaves will last 1-2 days once removed.

Organic Boiled Beets Recipe (Gluten-free, Vegan, Paleo, Keto)


  • 3-7 Beets (including leaves)

  • Boiling water

  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil

  • Salt

  • 2 Tbsp Red Vinegar

  • Fresh garlic (chopped)


First, admire those gorgeous, freshly harvested,
nutrient-rich beets!

Next, rinse & cut beets into four parts, removing outer layer of skin.

Submerge the beets in boiling water for 5 minutes.

Add in the leaves for an addition 5 minutes.

Remove from water and add olive oil, vinegar, fresh garlic and salt.

Mix, and serve!

Give thanks & enjoy!

Alternative Golden Beets Recipes

With links to more Farm to Table Chef favorites!

Roasted Golden Beets with Mushrooms

Roasted Baby Carrots & Beets with Carrot Hummus

Roasted Beets & Greens with Ginger-Lime Dressing, Coconut & Macadamia Nuts

Puff Pastry with Crème Fraîche, Roasted Figs, Beets & Caramelized Onions

Roasted Spring Lamb in Green Curry with Baby Golden Beets

Kalonji Braised Beets with Toasted Coconut

Pastrami Pork Belly with Pumpernickel Bread Pudding & Dill-Pickled Beets

Farm Fresh Beets with Mustard Yogurt Pachadi

Wild Salmon with Beets & Orange Vinaigrette
“The possibilities are many, but to Chef Pettry, nothing beats a beet that has been roasted to tender and served with a squeeze of citrus, a glug of good olive oil, and a sprinkling of sea salt.” -The Local Palate 

Warm Roasted Beets with Leeks, Toasted Caraway, Apple & Hard Boiled Egg

Salt-Roasted Beets with Piquillo Pepper & Raspberry Puree

Sumac-Dusted Smoked Trout with Beets & Arugula

Roasted Baby Beets & Farro on Honeyed Ricotta with Walnuts

“Red Velvet” Dark Chocolate & Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Ice Cream & Candied Beets

Oven Roasted Golden Beets

Pickled Golden Beets

Beet Juice

Golden Beet Soup

Golden Beet Salad

Golden Beet Smoothie

Golden Beet Chips

We hope this post helped you fall in love with golden beets, and taught you something new. Please tag @sagemountainfarm & @buenqamino if you decide to recreate the boiled golden beets or any of the listed alternative recipe ideas! Thank you in advance for shopping local, small, organically grown, in-season and for supporting your local farmer.

Buen Camino, 

Christina P. Kantzavelos, LCSW, MLIS, CTA
Award-Winning Gluten-Free + Health-Conscious Travel & Lifestyle Writer 
Follow Christina on Instagram @buenqamino




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