Sweet Beet Salad

Serves 4-6.  Prep: 15 min.  Cook: 30-40 min.

This is the simplest way to enjoy freshly harvested beets!

4 medium beets, more or less
2 ½ Tablespoons cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. Cover beets with water in a heavy medium size sauce pan.
  2. Simmer until tender when pierced in the center with a knife.
  3. Drain and cool to warm.  Then slip off the skins.
  4. Cut into ¼ inch slices.
  5. Whisk together vinegar, onion, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  6. Add oil in a slow stream whisking,
  7. Add warm beets and parsley.
  8. Toss and serve warm or at room temperature.