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!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins
1 day
1 day
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

139 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 19.4g 6% DV; fat 6.3g 10% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 271.2mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
This makes a lot (2 quart size jars), so a half recipe was plenty for me. I did use less ginger and orange zest, and still found the orange a bit overpowering. I would probably omit it next time since I didn't care for it too much with the beets. The dressing does smell really good as it's warming up though! I warmed mine in a small pot on the stove. I put the carrots in with the beets during the last 5 minutes of cooking since I'm not a big fan of microwaved veggies. Read More