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Onion Beet Salad Recipe

Onion Beet Salad Recipe

Everyone loves the tangy dressing on these mouthwatering baked beets. I’m always asked to bring this pretty dish to family gatherings.—Barbara Van Lanen, Salinas, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling YIELD:9 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 135 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 318 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Onion Beet Salad

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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."

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