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Pickled Beets

Make your own Pickled Beets at home with fresh beets and red onions marinated in white balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sugar and fresh tarragon.
 Make your own Pickled Beets at home with fresh beets and red onions marinated in white balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sugar and fresh tarragon.

As a child, I remember going to family picnics and without fail, there would always be pickled beets as a salad option. I never particularly cared for them when I was young, but as I reached my teenaged years. The recipe was simple: canned beets, onions and white wine vinegar and I thought they were alright, but not something I would rush out to make for myself.  In fact, I don’t recall having eaten pickled beets again since the 1980’s.

Pickled BeetsHowever, with my new found love of fresh beets, I decided to give the old recipe a makeover using fresh ingredients like beets and tarragon; then using a white balsamic vinegar to give it a slightly different flavor.

To make this recipe, start by placing the beets in a pot; then cover with water. Bring them to a boil;  then reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer until the beets have softened. Cooking times may vary depending on size, but they can take approximately 20-40 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool in cold water.

Make your own Pickled Beets at home with fresh beets and red onions marinated in white balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sugar and fresh tarragon.

Next, peel the beet skins, slice beets into 1/4″ thick slices; then cut into manageable, bite-sized pieces and place in a bowl and add the onions. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, tarragon and sugar until it’s combined; then add it to the beets. Mix well and season with salt and pepper as desired. Like I’ve said before. I salt everything so I don’t usually add salt to my recipes because I know I’ll always add it before I eat it. 🙂

Allow the beets to refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving, but they taste better if you let them sit overnight so they really get that tangy flavor.

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These Pickled Beets were so refreshing and flavorful and would make a lovely salad for any upcoming summer gathering. Try mixing it up a bit by using other flavored vinegars and fresh herbs. ~Enjoy!

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Pickled Beets
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Pickled Beets
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Make your own Pickled Beets at home with fresh beets and red onions marinated in white balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sugar and fresh tarragon.

Course: Salads
Servings: 4
Calories: 92 kcal
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 3 Medium-Large FreshBeets, stems removed
  • 1/4 c. Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c. White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Tarragon, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • Kosher Salt, to taste
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place the beets in a pot, then cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and allow to simmer until the beets have softened. Cooking times may vary depending on size, but will take approximately 20-40 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool in cold water.

  2. Peel the beet skins, slice beets into 1/4" thick slices; then cut into manageable, bite-sized pieces and place in a bowl; then add the onions.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, tarragon and sugar until it's combined; then add it to the beets. Mix well and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Allow to refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.

Recipe Notes

*Allow for extra refrigeration time. 

Nutrition Facts
Pickled Beets
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 328mg 14%
Potassium 213mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 1%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

*Nutritional information is based on specific ingredients and products used in this recipe and was calculated by MyFitnessPal.com; which may not be 100% accurate. The marinade is not factored into this recipe as it's discarded before cooking. 

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*Updated June 2017


4 Comments

  1. Anita at Hungry Couple
    June 23, 2013 at 2:02 am - Reply

    We LOVE pickled beets and I make them frequently. I always roast mine, pickle them in 1 part sugar, 1 part sherry vinegar and 1 part apple cider vinegar and add lots of red onion. So good!

  2. Debi RecipesForMyBoys
    June 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing these gorgeous Pickled Beets on Thursday’s Treasures, my sweet friend! I cannot wait to make them!

    • Carrie Farias
      June 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      You’re very welcome my friend, I’m so glad you liked them. xo

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