Beets have a deep, earthy flavor with a touch of sweetness. Marinated raw beets are softer, in texture, and the long marinade time adds a deeper blend of flavors. This recipe for marinated raw beets can be served as a side instead of cooked beets. It would be nice with a scoop of vegan sour cream on top. The beets can also be chopped up and added to a salad. I made this recipe to use as an amazing ingredient in two appetizers. The beets added the flavor and color that I wanted. This was so good, even the marinade was used in a recipe. If you want to know exactly how i used this, click the recipe links below.
Appetizing Ingredient for Appetizers
I created this recipe specifically to make some yummy appetizers for date night snacks. My husband loved them. Seriously! The appetizers were so good, the two of us ate them all at one sitting. There are two appetizers and I'd love to hear which one is your favorite, as we can't decide. Below are the two appetizers that can be used as a date night snack or for parties:
The first one is Cucumber Feta Beet Bites with Basil. It was obvious that Feta would be a good match with marinated beets, but I also paired with the cool, crisp flavor of Cucumber for contrast. The fresh basil made all the flavors pop. Find the recipe here!
The second version of appetizer / snack using marinated raw beets is marinated Beet with Feta and Mint. These flavors are amazing! The mint adds a sophistication to the flavors. Try the recipe and see what you think!
Salad Dressing Surprise
The marinated beets were so good as they blended with the marinade. The next day when I made a Kale, Red Pepper, and Avocado Salad, I knew it would be the perfect match. The marinade turned into a dressing was a surprise, but it was too good not to use! Kale needs a strong match in dressing because of it's bitter flavor. This dressing was perfect and went well with the creamy avocado and sweet red peppers. You can find the salad recipe here. When you make this recipe, I strongly suggest you save the marinade and use it as a Beet Vinaigrette for your kale salad. Just be sure to balance the tang of the dressing, and the bitterness of the kale with something creamy like a vegan cheese or avocado, to make the perfect blend of flavors.
Marinated Raw Beets
- 2 Beets
- 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Coconut Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Coconut Aminos
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- Clean beets and slice. Put in glass container and set aside. Combine apple cider vinegar, coconut vinegar, coconut aminos, and olive oil. Stir liquid well and pour over beets.
- Cover beets and marinade. Put in refrigerator for 12 hours or overnight. Once or twice flip beets over and stir so all beets are covered.