Fresh Pickled Beet Melody


A modern day spin on an old-time favorite, incorporating fresh beets, carrots. and onion in a tangy, sweet marinade. Very quick and easy to make. Beets stain! Make sure to wear an apron!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 day 5 mins
Total Time:
1 day 50 mins
12 servings


  • 6 beets, stems removed

  • 4 large carrots, cut diagonally into 1 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 large onion, cut in half and thinly sliced


  • 1 ½ cups cider vinegar

  • cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

  • 2 teaspoons dried dill

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • cup olive oil


  1. Place whole beets in a pot and cover with water. Bring water to a boil, cover the pot, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until beets are tender, about 30 minutes.

  2. Place carrots in a microwave-safe dish and cook on high until firm but tender, about 6 minutes. Place carrots in a colander under cold water to stop the cooking process, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove peels and discard; cut beets into thin slices.

  3. Whisk cider vinegar, sugar, ginger, orange zest, dill, sea salt, garlic powder, mustard, and black pepper together in a microwave-safe bowl until sugar and salt dissolve. Whisk oil into cider dressing mixture. Microwave dressing on high for 2 minutes; whisk again.

  4. Combine beets, carrots, and onions together in a large container; pour dressing on top and mix well. Cover the container and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
6g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 271mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 266mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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