In Turkish recipes, we have pickles as a side dish for most of meals. And in Autumn, people prepare a variety of pickles for Winter. But this delicious beetroot pickles can also be prepared in Winter. It’s very easy and most importantly, you don’t need to wait for some weeks to eat it. It’ll be ready just in one day. Can you feel its taste? It goes very well with especially wheat (bulgur)pilaf. Dip your spoon fisrt to this pilaf and then a bowl of beetroot pickles.
• 3 middle size beetroots
• 1 big lemon
• 5 garlic cloves, 1 of them smashed
• 1 tbsp salt
• ½ small cup vinegar
Put the beetroots (don’t peel them now) in a pressure cooker and boil them half an hour until they get soft (like boiled potatoes).
Now you can peel the beetroots very thin. Chop them how you wish, but they shouldn’t be too small. Put them in a big jar or in a pot.
Now add garlic, salt, vinegar and lemon juice in the purple water in the pressure cooker.
Then pour this water into the jar. The level of the water should pass over the beetroots. If that water is not enough, you can add some hot water. And put the lid on.
That’s it! You can eat this beetroot pickles and drink its juice the following day.