San Francisco Spicy Beets


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Around the World in 80 Dishes: Classic Recipes from the World's Favourite Chefs

Around the World in 80 Dishes

By David Loftus

Published 2012

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  • 150ml/5fl oz white wine vinegar
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 red beetroots
  • 2 golden/yellow beetroots
  • 2 candy cane beetroots
  • A handful of fresh tarragon leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil


Put the vinegar into a pan with the spices, tarragon and sugar, bring to the boil, then simmer for a couple of minutes and remove from the heat. Peel and then finely slice all the beets, using a speed peeler or a mandolin, and place in a bowl. Cover with the strained spiced vinegar.

Sprinkle the beets with a few tarragon leaves, salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.