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Beets Infused with Garlic and Olive Oil

A simple, four-ingredient recipe for beets infused with garlic and olive oil. This will turn any beet hater into a beet lover, it's so good!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Beets Infused with Garlic and Olive Oil
Servings: 4
Calories: 109kcal


  • 4 medium beets. (red or yellow beets are both fine)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-5 cloves garlic , crushed, preferably with a garlic press, or minced really fine.
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste


  • Scrub the beets clean, then cover with water and boil on a stovetop or zapped in a microwave until a fork stuck in the middle slides in effortlessly. (I don't skin my beets). Slice the beets thinly and cut each slice into quarters, then eighths.Pour the oil-garlic-lemon mixture over the beets and toss well.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, lemon and salt.
  • Pour over the beets and mix. Set aside for about half an hour for the flavors to infuse. Serve at room temperature.


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg