The World's Healthiest Foods

Marinated Beets

Beets are such a good source of colorful anti oxidants that are needed for good health. This recipe gives you an easy way to prepare them that is great tasting, and will complement many meals, so you can enjoy them often.

Marinated Beets Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes

4 medium beets, about 3" in diameter
1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
1 TBS balsamic vinegar
1 TBS fresh minced chives
salt and cracked black pepper to taste

  1. Bring medium sized pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and place whole, unpeeled beets with 1 inch of the stem and roots intact into boiling water. Cook until you can insert a thin-bladed knife easily into center, about 30 minutes.
  2. Remove beets from water and allow them to cool. If you let them cool naturally, remove them from the water while they are still a little crisp inside, as they will continue to cook as they cool down.
  3. Peel and either slice or cut into chunks. Toss with rest of ingredients. Let them marinate for at least 15 minutes for fuller taste.

    Serves 4

Healthy Cooking Tips: If you have time to plan ahead this recipe actually tastes better the longer it marinates. The beets will soak up some of the marinade, so you might want to add a little more after they sit for awhile.

This page was updated on: 2002-09-27 13:24:20
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