This beetroot relish is delicious, especially when served with lamb. The texture can be adjusted to your own liking, and I suggest it be somewhat chunky to give a contrast to the smoothness of the lamb. This recipe was in a book of notes from my grandmother, and tastes amazing.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot, combine the beets, onion, red bell pepper, celery, sugar, and cauliflower. Season with salt, mustard seed, and celery seed, then stir in vinegar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.

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  • Simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

179 calories; 4.7 g protein; 37.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 2446.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
I was a little nervous about the combinations of vegetables in this relish and was really surprised and how well recieved this side was. Only one person in the family likes beets plain even I only like beets pickled. I added a little extra sugar while boiling as I knew if it was too sour no one would touch it. I served mine slightly above room temperature great to make ahead and let sit in the microwave. The beets were nice and sweet and delicious I used two cans of whole beets to cut back on time and quartered them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2015
I love making pickles chutneys and relishes. I think I will stick to the beetroot relish recipe that I have been making for years. Didn't care for this one. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
I was a little nervous about the combinations of vegetables in this relish and was really surprised and how well recieved this side was. Only one person in the family likes beets plain even I only like beets pickled. I added a little extra sugar while boiling as I knew if it was too sour no one would touch it. I served mine slightly above room temperature great to make ahead and let sit in the microwave. The beets were nice and sweet and delicious I used two cans of whole beets to cut back on time and quartered them. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
I was a little nervous about the combinations of vegetables in this relish and was really surprised and how well recieved this side was. Only one person in the family likes beets plain even I only like beets pickled. I added a little extra sugar while boiling as I knew if it was too sour no one would touch it. I served mine slightly above room temperature great to make ahead and let sit in the microwave. The beets were nice and sweet and delicious I used two cans of whole beets to cut back on time and quartered them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2006
Very easy and yummy Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2008
I made this with bottled pickled beets. I didn't have celery seed so I left that out and I used white balsamic vinegar and apple cider vinegar. I had it as a side with quiche and a regular chopped salad. Good stuff. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2008
We have shares in a local farm and sometimes we get vegetables we aren't particularly fond of. My husband has never been partial to beets but said "If I have to eat beets this is a tolerable way to have them." I like beets and thought this was great. It made a wonderful side for grilled pork chops and the beautiful color would dress up any plate. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2010
I was looking for a new veggie dish and beets are so good for you so I thought I would try this out and I liked it very much so thanks for a great recipe! I didn't have any celery seed so I skipped the salt and just used celery salt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2006
Great side dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2006
When I read "beetroot" I knew you were a fair dinkum Aussie. While haven't made relish yet plan to do in next few days. Sounds fabulous. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2015
I love making pickles chutneys and relishes. I think I will stick to the beetroot relish recipe that I have been making for years. Didn't care for this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2016
Did not have any apples but made it anyway was lovely I cut the beetroot into quarters and thinly sliced to create petals. Have added it to my recipe collection as a must make often dish. Read More