Grilled Beets with Dilled Cucumbers

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins

A classic cucumber salad gets new life from the flavor of grilled beets.


  • 2 pounds beets, trimmed

  • ½ cup ice

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar

  • Salt and pepper

  • ½ English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill


  1. Heat grill to high. In heavy-duty foil, wrap beets, in one layer, with ice. Cover grill; cook until beets are tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 40 to 45 minutes, turning once.

  2. Rub off skins with paper towel. Cut beets into wedges. Toss in bowl with oil and 1 tablespoon vinegar; season with salt and pepper.

  3. In another bowl, toss cucumber slices with sour cream, dill, and remaining 2 teaspoons vinegar; season with salt and pepper.

  4. Place beets on platter; top with cucumbers.

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