Beet crostini make colorful, flavorful hors d'oeuvres. Simply chop drained pickled (or plain) beets. Spread prepared toasted bread rounds with plain or seasoned goat cheese; top with beets and minced chives, or other favorite herbs.
Make a harvest salad. Add sliced plain or pickled beets to mixed greens. Add toasted walnuts, thinly sliced red onion, chickpeas and crumbled blue cheese.
Sweet and sour red cabbage, well drained, is a delicious sandwich ingredient. Layer thinly sliced ham or corned beef, sliced Swiss cheese and the cabbage on bread, then grill to heat through and melt cheese.
Serve a side dish of "red." Sauté thinly sliced red onions, red bell pepper strips and red-skinned chopped apple until crisp-tender; stir in sweet and sour red cabbage and drained red kidney beans; heat through.
Add drained, chopped pickled (or plain) beets to prepared soups for a flavor and nutrition boost.