• prep: 5 min
  • cook: 50 min
  • total: 55 min
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  • Summary

    Beets are a weekly ritual around here. Usually we boil them and toss them in a sweet sour vinaigrette and keep them in the refrigerator to eat all week. The vinegar in the dressing “pickles” the beets, helping them last longer in the fridge. Many pickled beets I find are much too vinegary, hiding rather than enhancing the naturally sweet flavor of the beets. This recipe is my mother’s approach to preparing the beets, using cider vinegar balanced with a little sugar (you could also just use balsamic), along with olive oil and some dry mustard. We love it! The vinaigrette complements the sweetness of the beets without overpowering them. Do you love beets? Check out all of our beet recipes here. Updated from the recipe archive, first posted in 2006.

    Ingredients

    • 1 bunch (4 or 5) beets
    • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp sugar
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
    • Salt and pepper

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 116 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 4 g 5.72%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 2.49%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 146 mg 6.1%
    • Calcium: 31 mg 3.13%
    • Potassium: 572 mg 16.35%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 8.1%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 19 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 19.68%
    • Sugar: 14 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 1.19%
    • Vitamin C 13.92%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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