Fresh beets are boiled and peeled, then marinated with dill in a sweetened vinaigrette. Great during the summer when you can pick up beets and dill at the farmer's market!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the beets into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the beets are tender when pierced with a fork, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry until cool enough to handle. While the beets are boiling, whisk together the vinegar and sugar until the sugar has dissolved; set aside.

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  • Once cool enough to handle, remove the skins from the beets and cut the tops off. Cut the beets into cubes or wedges, and add to the vinegar mixture. Season with the dill, clove, and allspice; toss until coated. Cover the bowl, and refrigerate the beets overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 22.5g 7% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 80.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
This is delicious! My husband wants me to make it all the time! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2008
The cloves & allspice were overpowering. I will try it again with 1/2 the recommended amount. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2008
The cloves & allspice were overpowering. I will try it again with 1/2 the recommended amount. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2010
I enjoyed this dish so did many family members at our BBQ. I will make this again. I did add less suger than it called for. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/29/2008
Plech! Too sweet. I wouldn't make this again and I love pickled beets and fresh dill. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
This is delicious! My husband wants me to make it all the time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2016
Yum. I didn't have cloves but turned out delicious with organic gold beets Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2016
These were good. I added less sugar knowing I could add more if needed and liked it with 1/2 the amount written.I also used whole allspice berries and cloves. Quite tasty! Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2017
Really good once you add about 1/2 the spices. I also add a pinch of cinnamon and since I didn't have normal vinegar I used rice wine vinegar Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/04/2018
I just really REALLY wish people writing recipes would not use language like "a bunch of beets". If I get "a bunch of beets" from my CSA it weighs around 1.5 pounds with the stalks and ends up around pound after removing stalks. My grocery store has a "bunch of beets" that is more like 1/2 pound after removing stalks. What is so hard with just saying something like "approximately 10 ounces of beets that you put into the pot???? I used a lot less sugar about the called for amounts of allspice 1/2 tablespoon of whole cloves and added around 1/2 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger. It was pretty good but I have no idea if I had the same ratio of the hero of the dish.... beets to spices because I have no idea what the author intended by saying "a bunch of beets". After peeling and trimming my beets after cooking removing the tops and peeling I had 14 ounces (400 grams) of cooked and cleaned beets or perhaps 1 1/4 cups of cut up beets. That really wasn't that hard to come up with that but is really useful for my cooking notes for next time I work with this recipe. And this was good enough to work with it again.... I just need to refer to my notes and not this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2020
They were delicious! I did add sliced onion (small) and 2 sliced boiled eggs. Read More