Beets are one of those vegetables that people either love or hate -- it seems there's no in between when it comes to the earthy red vegetable. Most people have only ever eaten beets cooked, which is fine, but it's not the only way beets can be prepared. Have you ever thought to eat them raw? If you're one of those people who say you hate beets, you might just rethink your stance once you've tried them raw.
Whether they're grated or thinly shaved, beets are wonderful to eat raw -- you get much more of that sweet flavor than when it's cooked. But it doesn't have to be all about beet salads -- we've got recipes that re-imagine beets as finger sandwiches and ravioli. See all the unique ways to eat raw beets in the slideshow.