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Tunisian Beetroot Salad
from gypsysister

Beets?!? To some they are scary tubers that stain everything bright pink, but they are really tasty if you give 'em a chance. This recipe is a classic Israeli side dish and originates in Tunisia (N. Africa) Serve alone or over greens.


  • 4-6 beetroots
  • 1-2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced (optional)

cook beets in boiling water until tender, peel skin (by hand is easiest).

cube or slice peeled beetroot and place in bowl.

add sugar, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, and pinch of salt to beets. Toss to combine.

Opt: add sliced mint (reserving small amount for garnish) toss

refrigerate or let cool before serving.