Beets are delicious and healthy. Combine them with vinegar and onions, and it makes for a colorful and tasty side dish. Pairs nicely with several cuisines, such as North American, Italian, Spanish, and more.

Difficulty: Beginner Prep time 10 mins Cook time 35 mins Rest time 1 hr Total time 1 hr 45 mins
Servings: 6



  1. Gather your ingredients
  2. Cook the beets

    Cook the beets in a pot (water should cover them) until they are tender. You do not want them too soft - if anything, just tender.

  3. Cool

    Cool the beets for at least 15 minutes to peel them. Using gloves (if possible), peel the beets. The skin should come off very easily.

  4. Onion

    Finely slice the onion.

  5. Beets

    Slice the beets in quarters or in halves.

  6. Mix

    Mix the beets, onions, olive oil, vinegar, salt (start with 1/2 tsp), pepper (start with 1/4 tsp), and thyme. Rest for 10 minutes and taste the seasoning. A lot will depend on the sweetness of the beets. Chill in the fridge in a sealed container for at least 1 hour. This recipe is even better the next day when it has had a chance to marinate. If you can, plan ahead. It will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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