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.