Calendar Recipe Box Shopping List Address Book

Source: Mr. Wilkinson's Family Well-Dressed Salad

Baby Red Beets Cooked in Cranberry Juice
The beets are cooked in cranberry juice to add to their natural sweetness and then pan-fried to add a smoky, caramelized flavor.
Read Reviews(0)
Rate This Recipe
Serves: 2 to 4
Prep Time: 15 to 20 minutes minutes
Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes
  Print: Recipe
  Add To: Recipe Box
  Email: Recipe
  Find: More Recipes

14 to 18 baby red beets, no bigger than about 1 1/4 inches
4 cups unsweetened cranberry juice
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon honey
4 ounces ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons chopped dill

Give the beets a really good scrub. Trim the tops and keep these for a nice salad later. Put the beets in a pot, along with the cranberry juice and vinegar. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook for 22 to 26 minutes, or until you can insert a small sharp knife through the beets easily. Strain the cranberry juice mixture into a clean saucepan and reserve.

Peel the beets while still hot by rubbing them between sheets of paper towel, discarding the skins. Set the beets aside.

Cook the reserved cranberry juice mixture over medium heat until it has reduced to a balsamic-glaze consistency, about 1/2 cup. Set aside.

Place a large frying pan over high heat. Add the olive oil and pan-fry the beets for 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned all over. Add the cumin and toast for a further 1 minute and then add the honey and the glazed cranberry juice mixture. Cook for a further 3 minutes and take off the heat.

Spoon the beets into a bowl. Drizzle with half the cooking liquid (the remainder makes a wonderful dressing). Dollop the ricotta cheese all over and sprinkle with the dill. Enjoy warm.


Buy the book
Mr. Wilkinson's Well-Dressed Salads

Enter your email address to receive delicious, family-friendly recipes, exciting promotions, helpful articles and more delivered right to your mailbox. What could be better?


Salad of Clams, Potato, Sorrel and Sour Cream
Source: Mr. Wilkinson's Family Well-Dressed Salad
Read Comments

The beginning of autumn says hello to wonderful new potatoes. These, mixed with clams that have been feasting over the summer, make for a sublime seasonal dish.
View the full recipe

Kiwi Fruit and Papaya with Lime and Chili
Source: Mr. Wilkinson's Family Well-Dressed Salad
Read Comments

This is a refreshing salad in winter time with a hint of chili to spice up your life.
View the full recipe


Simply fill out the required fields to begin enjoying the benefits of – it’s fast and it’s free.
* required

Concerned about privacy? Rest assured, we never sell or share your personal information.
See our Privacy Policy.