Tie-Dyed Baby Beets

"Tie-dyed baby beet salad with arugula flowers, sprouting pea shoots, and radicchio/kale slaw. See more of Chef Ariane's "In the Swing of Spring" menu here: www.kitchensurfing.com/menus/in-the-swing-of-spring-5330882da8779fb51700000b."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
1 pound


  • 2 white baby beets
  • 2 red baby beets
  • 2 yellow baby beets


  • Trim beets and slice into 1/2 inch thick circles, taking care to wipe down cutting board after each color.
  • Steam each color beet separately until tender, about 20 minutes, either in a steamer or in one inch or so of water in a covered pot.
  • Remove beets and let cool.
  • Using an apple corer or other small device, remove a center piece from each beet. You can use any shape you choose.
  • Place the center piece of one color beet into the hole left in another color, until you have used all beet slices.
  • Refrigerate at least one hour and up to one day for colors to spread out and give a tie-dyed effect.

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