Beetroot and Horseradish Pickle

beetroot and horseradish pickle

Ingredients for Beetroot and Horseradish Pickle:

  • 2 lb (900 g) beetroot
  • 2 oz (56 g) horseradish
  • 2 oz (56 g) sugar
  • 1 pint (570 ml) red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pickling spice

Method for Beetroot and Horseradish Pickle:

  1. Cook, peel and chop the beetroot.
  2. Grater the horseradish and pack into hot, clean, sterilized jars with the chopped beetroot.
  3. Put the sugar, vinegar, salt and the pickling spices (tied in a muslin bag) into a pan. Bring to the boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the muslin bag and pour the boiling vinegar over the beetroot and horseradish.
  5. Cover and seal immediately.
  6. Label when cool.

Makes about 2½ lbs (1.35 kg) of Beetroot and Horseradish Pickle.

An unusual combination of flavours that works surprisingly well. Kept in properly sterilized and sealed jars, Beetroot and Horseradish Pickle should keep well in a cool dark place. Once opened, keep in the fridge and try to use within 4 weeks.

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5 comments on “Beetroot and Horseradish Pickle
  1. Rita Hopkinson says:

    Hi there – anyone out there with a genuine garlic pickle recipe – need to make some as am in Spain now – and only by kind friends that are able to get it when they visit me – which is not that often.

    Many thanks

    Rita hopkinson

  2. Val says:

    I’ll have a look for you and post it if I find one.

  3. Verity says:

    This is a good recipe. I have made it with grated rather than chopped beetroot which gives a different texture and is great!

  4. Maxine says:

    Could anyone tell me the best place to buy fresh Horsradish as I would really like to make this.

  5. Fred Wood says:

    @Maxine: Hi Maxine, if you can grow Beetroot you can can grow Horseradish too, you can get it from seed company like King Seeds and you plant the Roots in late March and harvest this time of year.

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