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Just six ingredients go into this easy sweet-and-sour pickled beets side dish. Use a mix of red and golden beets, if you like. Pickled beets can stay in your pantry for months so make extra to have on hand. They add a great tang and color to a fresh cole slaw, bright flavor and color to a cheese board and earthy notes to a spinach salad. The pickling liquid is a great base for other vegetables you will have depending on the season such as cucumbers, carrots and onions.

Chuck Williams
Recipe by Cooking Light October 2008

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Yield:
4 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Leave root and 1-inch stem on beets; scrub with a brush. Place in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Cool slightly. Trim off beet roots; rub off skins. Thinly slice beets; place in a large bowl.

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  • Combine vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in salt, peppercorns, and bay leaves. Pour vinegar mixture over beets; cover and chill. Discard bay leaves.

Nutrition Facts

81 calories; calories from fat 1%; fat 0.1g; saturated fat 0g; mono fat 0g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 19.8g; fiber 2.1g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 207mg; calcium 13mg.
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