Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

Cooking time includes marinating time in this recipe. A Moroccan dish which works well with many mains and well as a salad. A tasty variation is to add 1 teaspoon orange flower water, 1/8 teaspoon cumin, a pinch of paprika, and a little water to the sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the beets well, being careful not to break their skins.
  2. Cut off the tops, leaving a stalk of about 1 1/2 inches.
  3. Boil, covered, until tender.
  4. Allow the water to cool, then slip off the skins, trim off the tops, and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over beets.
  6. Let marinate 1 hour before serving.
Most Helpful

I thought it was excellent! Full of flavor! I will make this repeatedly. Thanks for sharing!!!

shylohbear16 July 11, 2009

I made the basic recipe initially, and liked it. A good beetroot salad, possibly a little on the sweet side for my personal taste, but definitely a 4* recipe. Then, just as I was starting to write this review, I wondered what the suggested variation might taste like, so I headed back to the kitchen to add the orange blossom water, cumin and paprika as indicated in the recipe's introduction. Because we'd already eatern half the beetroot, I scaled down the quantities, and I didn't bother adding the water. It was fantastic! A 5* recipe! I can see this variation of your recipe becoming a staple in our house. Thank you.

Syrinx September 20, 2006