Fresh Beet Horseradish

  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2000


  • 2 medium (10 ounce) beets
  • One 4-ounce fresh horseradish, peeled
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Scrub beets; trim stems to 1/2 inch. Place beets in a medium saucepan; add water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium high; cook at a gentle boil until beets are tender when pierced with a small, sharp knife, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and set beets aside until cool enough to handle.

  2. Meanwhile, grate horseradish on small holes of a box grater. Place in a small bowl; stir in vinegar, salt, and sugar.

  3. Peel beets; grate on small holes of box grater. Add to horseradish mixture; stir well to combine. Keep covered to preserve flavor, and refrigerate until needed.


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