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close up of homemade beetroot relish in a glass jar next to a blue napkin

Beetroot Relish

A delicious and easy condiment to use on sandwiches, tacos, burgers, cheese boards, and more.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Calories 95kcal
Cost $10 to $15


  • Hand or box grater
  • cutting board and knife
  • Large pot with lid


  • 3 large beets trimmed and peeled
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 2 apples cored and finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon fresh ginger finely chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt more to taste
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup water


  • Use a coarse hand or box grater to shred the peeled beets.
  • Add them to a large pot with the onion, apple, ginger, salt, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and water. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let the relish cook for ~30 minutes. Take off the lid and simmer for another 10-15 minutes to let some of the excess water evaporate.
  • Remove from heat and carefully pour out any liquid that's still left in the pot. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Transfer to glass jars or airtight containers, and enjoy!


  • Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or in airtight containers in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Serve on sandwiches, burgers, taco, fish, toast, yogurt, oatmeal, or charcuterie boards.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg