I just realized that the beet salad I just blogged about may be confusing to some people because the beets are not red. They are golden beets. As you can see from the picture the are a little orangish before they are peeled and are a little more yellow on the inside. They do not stain as much as red beets obviously and their flavor is very different. The golden beets are more nutty and more reminiscent of the flavor of a carrot than red beets. They still have the earthy flavor of beets though and can be subbed for beets in any recipe.