Beetroot Salad Recipe with Step by Step Photos

Today I show you my recipe Beetroot Salad with many step by step photos to prepare. The beetroot tastes best fresh and homemade.

If you know the beetroot only from the glass, then try this recipe. You can cook the turnips either in the pot, in the steam cooker or in the pressure pot. Prepared in the pressure pot, the turnips are ready in a flash.

After cooking, you can peel the boiled turnips under running cold water and then let them cool down. Then it goes into the marinade. 

I will show you how to prepare the marinade step by step in the following photos. Good luck!

The beetroot salad tastes particularly delicious cut into thin slices.

1. Prepare Beetroot Salad

The preparation is quite simple…

  • Cook the turnips in salted water until soft. Use a pressure pot, then it goes faster.
  • Then pour the turnips into the sink and peel with cold water.
  • Peeling is very easy, the skin peels off easily.
  • Let the turnips cool lukewarm, then cut into fine slices and place in a bowl.
  • Add white wine vinegar, salt, sugar, pepper, oil and freshly ground caraway seeds.

Mix the salad and marinate for 15 minutes, then serve quickly and enjoy. I have already written elsewhere about the health effects of beetroot!

Beetroot tolerate vinegar or lemon juice, you can also add Dijon mustard to the marinade.

2. Recipe for Beetroot Salad

Below are the step-by-step instructions with many photos. If you have any questions please use the comment function!

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5 from 19 votes
5 from 19 votes
Beetroot Salad
Beetroot salad recipe with step by step photos. A professional chef's guide by Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dishes
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: glutenfree
Servings: 2 Portions
Calories: 390kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Boil Beetroot
  • 500 g beetroot
  • 1 tsp salt
Salad Sauce
  • 1-2 tsp caraway
  • 40 ml white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 pinches black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp brown cane sugar
  • 70 ml sunflower oil or olive oil
  • Cook the beetroot in salted water until soft. You can use a pressure pot, then it goes faster.
  • Pour off the beetroot and peel under running cold water. Then let cool and cut out unattractive places.
  • Cut the turnips into thin slices, you can also use a slicer.
  • Place the beet slices in a bowl.
  • Toast the caraway in a mortar so that the aroma can develop better.
  • Season the beet slices with caraway, salt, sugar, vinegar and oil.
  • Refine beetroot salad with pepper, mix well and leave to stand for 15 minutes.
  • Season beetroot salad to taste, arrange and serve. Enjoy your meal!
The smaller the turnips, the shorter the cooking time. The piercing of the beets is considered a faux pas, but I have already halved large beets to reduce the cooking time. Wash the turnips well before cooking, only clean turnips come into your pot! 🙂

3. Calories and nutritional values

Nutrition Facts
Beetroot Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 23g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 1748mg76%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4. Other Beetroot Recipes

Beetroot soup
Borscht – Red beet stew
Herring feast with beetroot
Labskaus with beetroot
Beetroot and lentil salad

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!