Beet Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette


Kitchen Cookware
A tangy and refreshing side dish using beets, horseradish, and a variety of traditional German spices.
Course Salad
Keyword Horseradish


  • 1 pound small young beets
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 cloves
  • ¼ cup prepared horseradish
  • 1 fresh ginger thumbnail-size piece, peeled and finely grated


  • Bring a kettle of water to a boil. Cut the tops off the beets, leaving about 1 inch of the stem and roots on to prevent the beets from bleeding.
  • Place the beets in a saucepan and pour boiling water over them. Add the caraway seeds and salt. Cover and cook over low to medium heat for 30 minutes to 1 hour until tender. Check for doneness with a sharp knife.
  • Drain and cool the beets. Slip off the beet skins and cut in ¼-inch slices.
  • In a small saucepan, mix the vinegar with ½ cup water. Add the sugar and cloves and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and pour the hot mixture over the warm beets. Toss with the horseradish and giner.
  • Cover and refrigerate the salad for 2 days before serving.


Suggested Products:

Hengstenberg Bavarian-style Hot Horseradish – 5.1 oz. (4 in Stock)




Bavarian cuisine is famous for including hot, pungent horseradish made from the local Bavarian meerrettich (English: horseradish) plant. This is a perennial root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family, which also includes mustard, wasabi, broccoli and cabbage. Hengstenberg horseradish is of particular good quality.