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Quick Pickled Beets

Ingredients

  • 6 medium red beets with greens, stems trimmed to 2 inches, remaining stems and greens reserved for beat green recipes
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Directions

  1. Place beets in a large pot, and cover with cold water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high heat; add 2 teaspoons salt. Reduce heat slightly to maintain a rolling boil. Cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain, and let cool slightly. Trim stem ends, then peel beets using a paring knife or a vegetable peeler (or run beets under cooler water until cool to touch and squeeze beets until they pop out of their skins). Cut beets crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange on a platter.

  2. Whisk together vinegar, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, and the pepper in a small bowl. Add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking until emulsified. Pour vinaigrette over beets, and serve.

     

    Source: Martha Stewart's Seasonal Produce Recipe Guide