How to Make Pickled Beets

Beets are a healthy and colorful vegetable that you can prepare in many different ways. They are sweet and mild in taste, making them ideal for a wide variety of dishes. You can serve them roasted or pickled with a vinaigrette, like this easy Pickled Beet Salad.

This salad combines the sweetness of roasted beets with the tartness of a lemony chickpea mash to create a fresh and comforting lunch dish. It’s a perfect option for a summer picnic or light meal.

If you prefer a vegan version, substitute the Greek yoghurt in the chickpea mash for olive oil and adjust the salt and pepper to your preference. This salad is a versatile one that you can make for a large group of people, but it can also be made as an individual lunch or snack.

How to Make Pickled Beets

The first step in this recipe is to wash and trim the beets. You can either scrub them with a clean kitchen towel or use a soft bristle brush to get the skin off them.
You can even boil the beets to speed up the process. This will remove any dirt and give them the right texture to pickle properly.

Once the beets are ready, combine them with thyme, red onion and red wine vinegar in a bowl and cover. Set aside to pickle for at least 30 minutes or overnight, even better!

Next, toss the pickled beets with a handful of greens and some cheese. A quick and easy balsamic dressing makes this salad a tasty and healthy side dish that is perfect for dinner or lunch!

This is a simple and easy beet salad that will impress your guests. It has a deliciously sweet and tangy flavor that is paired with feta, walnuts and greens!

It is a great dish to make for an outdoor BBQ or picnic, and it can be made ahead of time. It can be served cold, or you can add some feta and walnuts to warm it up!

What type of beets do you recommend?

There are many types of beets, and each type has a unique flavour and texture. Some are more delicate and sweeter than others, so you will need to choose based on your own personal preference.

For this recipe, I used golden beets, which have a beautiful yellow color and a mild, sweet taste. They roast easily, but if you are not comfortable using them for this recipe, you can try other varieties of beets to see which ones work best.

You can also choose a more intensely flavored beet, like Boldor or Cylindra, to really punch up the flavour in this recipe. You can also find candy cane beets which are a great addition to this dish because of their lovely bright color and sweet taste.

I love to mix up the herbs and spices in this recipe. The thyme adds a minty, earthy flavour and the lemon thyme has a citrus aroma that is great with this recipe.

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