Pickled Beets

Pickled Beets

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 jars


  • 6 beets
  • zest from 2 oranges
  • 2 inch piece ginger, sliced
  • 12 peppercorns, black
  • 3 allspice berries
  • 6 cloves, whole
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp sugar or more for a sweeter pickle
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Wash jars and set aside while you prepare the beets.  Wash beets, trim ends and peel if you prefer.  cut them as you like and pack into jars.    

  2. Prepare brine by heating water, vinegar, sugar, salt and spices. heat until boiling and simmer until salt and sugar are dissolved. Pour on top of beets and let cool to room temperature. Refridgerate at least 1 week to develop flavours. Please note that the colour will fade for the yellow beets and the pink beets over time.