Fall/ Side Dish/ Winter

Roasted Beet Relish

September 30, 2021
roasted beet relish

Embracing the fall season with this eye-catching and delicious Roasted Beet Relish. It’s creamy, earthy and just the right amount of tart. I love the way beets are grown and how they seem to almost represent the soil and garden. I think they’re most beautiful when pulled on a cool fall morning when the dew hasn’t evaporated yet. It makes finding these colorful treasures all worth the initial chill of fall or winter weather.

Heart-healthy benefits of beet root

Other than livening up the dinner plate, beets also come with several beneficial health properties, most notably for the heart. In fact, one cup of beetroot provides 37% of the suggested daily value of folate (vitamin B9). Folate helps control damage to blood vessels, thereby reducing the chance of stroke or heart disease. This antioxidant-rich root vegetable helps neutralize free radicals in the body. These free radicals cause permanent damage to your DNA which inevitably results in cell aging and cancer–this is why we always look for colorful, antioxidant-rich foods like beets, blueberries, carrots, broccoli, etc.

A fall buddha bowl with creamy Bloody Butchers corn polenta, an autumn Panzanella, and this delicious roasted beet relish.
A fall buddha bowl with Bloody Butchers corn polenta, autumn Panzanella, and this delicious Roasted Beet Relish.

What to eat with beet relish

  • Any type of salad, especially one including arugula
  • Buddha bowls
  • Roasted veggies or pot roast
  • Other root veggies, like this Cheesy Hakurei Turnip Gratin

Basically, anything that pairs with a creamy, tart side dish!

Tips & Substitutions:

  • The horseradish brings a nice heat that complements the sour cream.
  • Onions may be substituted for shallots.
  • If you have creme fraiche, use that in place of sour cream.
  • You could steam or boil the beets, just pick up on the second to the last step in the directions.
  • This recipe will keep 3-4 days in the refridgerator. I do not recommend freezing this dish.

Roasted Beet Relish


  • 3 medium sized beets
  • ¼ finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper



Preheat oven to 400°F.


Wash and dry the beets. On a baking sheet, coat beets in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place into the oven to bake for about 1 hour.


Turn the beet at least once, halfway through baking. If not tender after an hour, place back in the oven and check again after 5 minutes or so. Repeat until fork tender.


Once cooled, peel and dice the cooked beets.


In a bowl, combine the beets, shallots, dill, sour cream, salt, and pepper.


Stir to combine, garnish with sprigs of dill.

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