Nordic-Style Pickled Beets Nordic-Style Pickled Beets

Photography: Maya Visnyei | Food styling: Michael Elliott/ | Renée Drexler/Geary House

Pickled beets are a classic Scandinavian staple. Enjoy this perfectly sweet and tangy dish with our Swedish Meatballs With Gravy

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Total time 25 hours



In saucepan, cover beets with cold water; bring to boil over medium-high heat. Cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain.

Transfer beets to bowl of ice water to chill; let cool enough to handle. Peel beets; using mandoline, thinly slice. Place beets in wide-mouth 4-cup canning jar.

In small saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, peppercorns, salt and 2/3 cup water. Bring to boil; cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Immediately pour over beets. Let cool completely; cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving.

Makes about 2 cups.

Nutritional facts PER 1/4 CUP: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 57 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Calories 29
  • Potassium 66 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g


  • Iron 1
  • Folate 8
  • Vitamin C 2
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Nordic-Style Pickled Beets