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Beetroot Relish Recipe
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Beetroot Relish

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"This beetroot relish is delicious, especially when served with lamb. The texture can be adjusted to your own liking, and I suggest it be somewhat chunky to give a contrast to the smoothness of the lamb. This recipe was in a book of notes from my grandmother, and tastes amazing."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a large pot, combine the beets, onion, red bell pepper, celery, sugar, and cauliflower. Season with salt, mustard seed, and celery seed, then stir in vinegar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
  2. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2007

I was a little nervous about the combinations of vegetables in this relish, and was really surprised and how well recieved this side was. Only one person in the family likes beets plain, even I only like beets pickled. I added a little extra sugar while boiling as I knew if it was too sour, no one would touch it. I served mine slightly above room temperature, great to make ahead and let sit in the microwave. The beets were nice and sweet and delicious, I used two cans of whole beets to cut back on time and quartered them.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 16, 2015

I love making pickles, chutneys and relishes. I think I will stick to the beetroot relish recipe that I have been making for years. Didn't care for this one.

Aug 13, 2006

Very easy and yummy

Aug 31, 2008

We have shares in a local farm, and sometimes we get vegetables we aren't particularly fond of. My husband has never been partial to beets, but said "If I have to eat beets, this is a tolerable way to have them." I like beets, and thought this was great. It made a wonderful side for grilled pork chops, and the beautiful color would dress up any plate.

Mar 12, 2008

I made this with bottled pickled beets. I didn't have celery seed so I left that out, and I used white balsamic vinegar and apple cider vinegar. I had it as a side with quiche and a regular chopped salad. Good stuff. Thanks!

Dec 01, 2010

I was looking for a new veggie dish and beets are so good for you so I thought I would try this out and I liked it very much so thanks for a great recipe! I didn't have any celery seed so I skipped the salt and just used celery salt.

Dec 12, 2006

Great side dish!

Sep 12, 2006

When I read "beetroot" I knew you were a fair dinkum Aussie. While haven't made relish yet, plan to do in next few days. Sounds fabulous.


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  • Calories
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 6.3 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 2447 mg
  • 98%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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