Garlic Beets

Garlic Beets

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Feel free to use more garlic with this recipe.”


  • 6mediumbeets
  • 3tablespoonsolive oil
  • 2tablespoonsred wine vinegar
  • 2clovesgarlic, crushed
  • salt
  • Directions

  • Wash the beets and boil until tender, about 45 minutes (or 20 minutes in a pressure cooker).
  • Remove the skins by running cold water over the boiled beets, and then slipping of their skins.
  • Slice the beets and toss with the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and salt.
  • Reviews

  • “This recipe is super easy and versatile. I’ve used red and golden beets, and it’s been excellent with both. I like to use 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar as opposed to red wine vinegar, but that’s just because I love the taste of balsamic with olive oil. I like that I can minimally process the beets before plopping them on the stove to simmer away while I’m doing something else, then it takes no time at all to drain and cool them before peeling and slicing them into rounds and tossing with the other ingredients. The leftovers are equally good if not better. I also find the texture of the finished beets to be outstanding. They are smooth and almost silky, and without any residual earthy flavor or gritty texture. That’s a win in my book. Thanks for sharing – this is my favorite, most often used beet recipe. :)”

  • “These were good.I had been searching for a recipe like this that could satisfy both myself and my husband.He doesn’t care for vinegar or salt, me on the other hand, want to taste my food :-)So, it was nice just to make all the beets using just 1 tablespoon of vinegar, and then I added as much vinegar and salt to my plate.Will definitely be making again, and again, and again :-)”

  • “Delicious and very elegant.”

  • “Hubby made this tonight with our csa veggies, and loved it! He added more garlic and said this is his favorite way to eat beets!”

  • “used garlic powder since i ran out of fresh garlic. awesome flavor! definitely a keeper”

  • “I’ve never cooked or eaten beets before.I really liked this recipe, but no one else in my family would eat it.Maybe they just don’t like beets.Thanks for a great recipe.”

  • “These were very good and so simple to make.The garlic adds so much flavor.”

  • “Never really eaten beets before.I cooked as directed, but left out the red wine vinegar.It was really good.And good for you.”

  • “Yum – that is all I can say!Easy and delicious!”

  • “BEST.BEETS.EVER!!So easy to make and so good.I can’t stop picking at the leftovers. These have just made their way into our list of favourites. Thank you!”

  • “I can’t imagine that I will ever prepare beets any other way!Thank you so much.”

  • “This turned out great.Very simple but flavorful!I have used balsamic vinegar in place of red wine and that was outstanding.Add in some parsley and you have a pretty summer salad.”

  • “I was looking for a recipe because I had beets on hand.I roasted the beets before hand, then warmed them in water, drained them then added the sauce.I did cut the olive oil and red wine vinegar down to 1T and added a good shake of freshly ground pepper.These were outstanding….my guests gobbled them up!This is a keeper!”

  • “Yummy,Yummy,Yummy!!Super easy, super tasty!!Impressed friends and hubby with this…great hot or cold..thanks!!”

  • “I love beets.I love garlic.I love this recipe.I served it as a side to grilled portobellos with goat cheese, and I’m so pleased with myself.”

  • “EXCELLENT! Made this as a side to go with Turkey mignon tonight and it was delicious.I have one other beet recipe, but I think this has just moved to my favorite one.The flavors meld together perfectly.I will definitely be making this many more times.Thanks for sharing.”

  • “Excellent.I even like this recipe and I am not overly fussy about beets normally”

  • “This recipe is amazing!Good taste, easy to create.This is a keeper.”

  • “i meant to give that a five. :)”