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Got a bunch of beets and not sure how to keep them fresh? Here’s everything about how to store beets (and some recipes, too!).

How to store beets
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What’s the best way to keep beets fresh? The other day, Alex and I came home with 3 bunches of beets from the farmers market. We had all sorts of beet recipes planned: beet hummus, beet salad, and oven roasted beets. But how to store beets so that they’d stay good for weeks? Here’s everything you need to know about storing beets!

How to store beets

How to store beets

How to Store Beets

Got a bunch of beets and not sure how to keep them fresh? Here's everything about how to store beets (and some recipes, too!).


  • Beets
  • Sealed food storage containers or silicone food storage bags


  • Knife


  1. Wash the beets. Instant Pot beets
  2. Cut off the stems of the greens, leaving about 2 inches attached to the beets.
  3. Place the beets into a sealed storage container or silicone food storage bags. Then place the bag into the produce drawer in your refrigerator. They'll stay fresh up to 2 weeks. How to store beets
  4. Take the beet greens and store them separately in a sealed storage container. Store in the produce drawer for 3 to 5 days. You can use them in recipes like this best recipe for beet greens. How to store beets

    How to use beets in recipes

    Now that you know how to store beets, you need recipes! Here are some of our favorite beet recipes (you can even use the beet greens!). Keep reading for all the best ways to use this healthy vegetable.

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    Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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    1. susan linnard wheeler says:

      Thank you for your wonderful recipe. I can’t wait to try it. Susan

    2. Kenneth Landrum says:

      How long do cooked beets last in refrigerator?