Quick Pickled Beets

Quick Pickled Beets

You know what’s funny about this time of year? The days are still dark, short, and cold, but I can sense spring in the air.  And for some reason, spring always makes me crave salads. So even though it’s a little early, let’s talk about salads, shall we?

If you love salads as much as I do, you should try my Roasted Fennel and Spring Vegetable Salad and I would definitely encourage you to top your salad with my Green Goddess Salad Dressing (it’s vegan!).

You know what else I love on my salads? Beets. I usually roast them, but I’ve been craving something tangy so I decided to create some quick pickled beets by marinating them overnight in apple cider vinegar with a little garlic and onions. Yum. Whether you’re a beet-lover or a beet-hater, this is the perfect way to top your salads this season!

Quick Pickled Beets

Quick Pickled Beets

One important thing that I do want to point out here is that these must be refrigerated, and if stored in the fridge, they can last up to a week. Enjoy!

Quick Pickled Beets
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 2 - 4
  • 1 bunch beets (any color of your choice)
  • ¼ red onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 peppercorns
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  1. Chop off the beet greens (if they are still attached).
  2. Place the beets in a medium saucepan, add enough water to cover, and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer beets on medium heat for 45 – 60 minutes, or until the skins can be rubbed off with your fingers.
  4. To test one, fish one of the beets out of the pot with a pair of tongs and run it under cold water until it’s cool enough to handle.
  5. Remove the skins (they should rub off easily using your fingers).
  6. Slice beets and add to a jar, along with the onions, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, water, and apple cider vinegar.
  7. Place jar in the refrigerator, marinate overnight and then enjoy the beets!
Note: Beets may be stored for up to a week in the fridge.



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  1. WendyJ says

    LOL – I was just looking thru Pinterest yesterday looking for some new pickle ideas. Will need to see if my local farmer has beets tomorrow!

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