South African Beet and Onion Salad

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 30 mins

Adapted from Time/Life Foods of the World.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the beets in boiling, salted water.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, for about 30 minutes, or until tender. Add more water if necessary; the beets should be completely covered.
  3. Drain and cool.
  4. Remove skins from beets.
  5. Slice into rounds or strips 1/4" thick.
  6. Combine vinegar, salt and sugar in a deep bowl and stir until sugar dissolves.
  7. Add beets and onions and stir to coat.
  8. Marinate at room temperature for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  9. Serve at room temperature.
Most Helpful

I love beets and really enjoyed this salad. I took a shortcut and used canned, sliced beets but otherwise followed the recipe as written. Next time I think I would either add a bit more sugar or add some yogurt to make it a little less vinegary in flavor. Made for ZWT7

Dreamer in Ontario June 06, 2011