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Alice Water's Easy Marinated Beets
Alice Water's Easy Marinated Beets
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
These healthy, easy marinated beets are like candy, once you try them you won't be able to get enough!
Course: Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 76 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 ½ pounds golden beets about 7-8 medium-size beets
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar or your favorite vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt more, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper more, to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary thyme, dill, mint, chives or tarragon would also be delicious!
  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  2. Remove the tops of the beets, leaving about ½ inch of the stem. Wash the beets thoroughly and place them in a baking dish; they will fit in without crowding. Add ½ cup of water and cover tightly with foil.

  3. Bake for 45 to 1 hour, until the beets can be easily pierced with a sharp knife. If the beets are not all the same size, some may take longer. Remove from oven, uncover carefully (steam will be hot!) and allow to cool.
  4. Cut off the tops and bottom tails of the beets. Rub the peel gently with a dry paper towel to remove. The skin (peel) should slip right off.
  5. Cut beets in half, then in quarters or eighths, depending on size. Sprinkle with vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Stir gently. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes to allow the beets to absorb the vinegar.
  6. Just before serving, taste and add a pinch of sugar if you note any bitterness. Stir gently. Season with a bit more salt and pepper if needed, then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle herbs over the top.
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for more detailed instructions and tips.

Nutrition Facts
Alice Water's Easy Marinated Beets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 285mg12%
Potassium 377mg11%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.