Pickled Golden Beets

My Famous Pickled Golden Beets with Ginger and Star Anise

I just love this recipe for pickled golden beets with ginger and star anise. The brine is sweet with just a hint of the spices, a beautiful compliment to the earthy golden beets. I made this along with a more traditional beet recipe, Tarragon Pickled Beets, to enter in a canning contest. When it came time to submit the entry, I couldn’t decide on which one!

Pickled Golden Beets Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 large golden beets
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water (could possible reduce this amount to ¾ or ½)
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ tsp canning salt
  • 2 whole star anise pods
  • 1 thumb of ginger, peeled and thinly slicedPickled Golden Beets

Directions

Clean and trim beets. Cover with water in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beets are tender, about 45 minutes. Rinse and cool. Using a vegetable peeler or scrubber, remove the skin then cut the beets into 3/4” thick cubes. Pack chopped beets into 4-5 sterilized 250ml canning jars.

Add all other ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring regularly until sugar is dissolved. Simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until you have the depth of flavour you like. Immediately pour hot pickling liquid over beets leaving 1/4” of headspace.Pickled Golden Beets with ginger and star anise

Seal jars and process in a boiling water canner for 20 minutes. Makes 4 or 5 x 250ml jar.

Spiced Pickled Golden Beets Recipe  - heavenly

Like the labels? You can find them on my post on the Evermine blog.

About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. Sunny
    SunnyNovember 5,12

    This is such a cute idea. I love the colorful labels you used. They are so vibrant.

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