Marinated Beetroot

11:30 am on 23 March 2015

During beetroot season (summer and autumn) I make these marinated beets whenever we have beetroot in the garden or it’s abundant at the farmers’ market.

Makes approx. one 1-litre jar


  • 3-4 medium beetroots
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • extra virgin olive oil

Optional additions:

  • a bay leaf
  • 6 black pepper corns
  • 2 whole garlic cloves

Cover whole beetroot with water. Add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and simmer gently until tender, about 35-40 minutes. (Or use a pressure cooker to speed up cooking.)

Remove from the heat and leave the beets to cool completely in the cooking liquid. Once cool, rub off the skins. Slice into 2-3mm slices and stack into a glass jar. Cover with the cooking liquid and the vinegar and a drizzle of olive oil. Store in the fridge, use in sandwiches/burgers or as a side dish.

Consume within one week.

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