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Roasted beets in a brine flavored with dill, garlic, and pepper.
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Quick Pickled Beets Recipe

Pickled Beets are one of the best ways to enjoy this brightly colored vegetable. To make this simple overnight recipe, let roasted beets sit in a pickling solution in the refrigerator with dill and garlic.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 46 kcal


  • ½ lb. beets medium-sized
  • cup distilled white vinegar
  • cup water
  • 1 ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • Pickling spice red pepper flakes, garlic, and/or dill, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Roast whole beets wrapped in aluminum foil for 45 - 60 minutes, or until a knife pierces easily. Once cooked and cooled to room temperature, peel and discard the skin and then cut into ½ to 1-inch cubes.
  3. Add vinegar, water, salt, and sugar to a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, whisking occasionally, or until the salt and sugar have dissolved.
  4. Add the beets to a 16-oz. mason jar along with pickling spice, red pepper flakes, garlic, and/or dill, if using.
  5. Pour the warm solution over the beets and let cool to room temperature. If there is any space left in the jar, pour additional water in until it just reaches the top.
  6. Cover the jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to overnight before enjoying.

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Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: It is best to make this entire recipe at least 1 to 2 days before you need it.
  • To Store: Keep pickled beets in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 months.
  • To Freeze: This recipe will stay in the freezer for up to 9 to 12 months.

Nutrition Facts
Quick Pickled Beets Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 46 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Saturated Fat 0.01g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.04g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g
Sodium 643mg28%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 19IU0%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.