stripedbeetsresize.jpgBeets get a bad wap. But what's not to love about their sweet, earthy taste?

We've been seeing at lot of the candy-striped beets in the markets recently. The roots of the candy-striped are not only sweet and tasty, but the concentric rings of color look striking on a plate. Gothamist loves beets in salads with goat cheese, mint and pine nutes. Just peel the beets, wrap them in foil and roast them until tender. They are great with other veggies as a side dish to fish or meats all winter long.

What's your favorite way to enjoy beets? Ever have a candy-striped?

Candy-striped beets can be found at the Union Square market, Fairway and Fresh Direct for about $3 a bunch.