Beet salads are tasty and nutritious accompaniments to rice, bread and staple food. Beet salads are made with raw, roasted or steamed beet. Beet salads can be flavored with ginger or garlic and served with sauces. Beet is cut into attractive shapes and arranged with onions, cucumber and carrot. Beet salads can be rendered very tempting by tossing them in a bit of salad oil and topping with salad dressing.