German-Style Beet Salad

German-Style Beet Salad


"Fresh beets are boiled until tender, and then tossed with a sweet and spicy caraway and clove vinaigrette."


2 h 30 m servings 167 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.6g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 292 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Wash beets and trim off greens. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil, add beets and cook, covered, until beets are tender. Remove from heat, drain, and peel and slice when cool.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the water, vinegar, caraway seeds, sugar, onion, horseradish, cloves, salt, pepper and oil. Add beets and toss to coat. Let stand for several hours, stirring occasionally. Serve at room temperature or chilled, as desired.


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 24 Ratings


I would have rated this 5 stars except for a couple of small quibbles. The recipe gives no estimated time as to how long to cook the beets. 5 minutes? 20 minutes? 1 hour? This may be confusin...

This recipe is great! I used only 1 tbsp of Caraway seeds instead of 2 and I added a bit of fresh dill, but mostly I followed the recipe. It was very great the 1st night, but was even better 2 d...

This started out to be just a way to use up some beets, after finding it I buy them all the time. I add fresh orange segments and it is the greatest thing around.

Hey, all you newcomers to beets. Please consider what you are working with. Beets...misunderstood & underused. first...I take the time to bake them. (wash them-just get the dirt off) cut off t...

Nice recipe! I brought this to a german group meeting and one of the members said it tasted just like her german grandmother's beets. I added some larger strips of onion for visual variation bec...

Interesting idea for was decent, but I'd make a few changes next time. I read the previous review that said there was too much caraway and thought "Impossible! I love caraway", but it ...

I'm giving this 4 stars because of all the modifications. I did what others suggested and only used 1/2 the carraway. I also added the dill, a fresh mandarin orange and a little more horseradish...

The simplest way to improve the recipe is to reduce the oil. I only put in a tablespoon or two, and it was fine. And think of the reduction in calories!

This was a great recipe! Next time I will use less caraway seeds, as they were a little overwhelming. I couldn't get enough of it even as written. Thanks for sharing!!