- 12 whole fresh beets (about 2-1/2 pounds), peeled and halved
- 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 large red onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Place beets in a large resealable plastic bag; add 2 tablespoons oil. Seal bag and shake to coat. Place an 18-in. x 12-in. piece of heavy-duty foil in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Arrange beets on foil; fold foil over beets and seal tightly. Bake at 400° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until tender.
- Cool to room temperature. Cut beets into cubes; place in a large bowl. Add onion. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegars, sugar, salt, basil, pepper and remaining oil.
- Pour over beet mixture; gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, stirring several times. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Onion Beet Salad in Taste of Home October/November 2007, p39
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Reviewed Aug. 28, 2012
"Absolutely awesome!I changed it a bit, as I used already cooked beets. Nice to find such a yummy salad for beets"
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011
"very fresh and zingy, very tasty"
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010
"This was amazing, and impressed a very finicky family."
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009
"very, very good and festive."