Beets with Pistachios and Mint

By My Pantry Shelf
July 3, 2012

Author Notes: Beets with Pistachios and Mint is my attempt to recreate the dish that impressed me at a friend's wedding. It is incredibly simple: roasted beets marinated in mild vinegar served atop a small pool of creme fraiche and topped with roasted pistachios. The beet juice mixes every so slightly with the creme fraiche, so that when you scoop up a serving the colors mix into a beautiful swirly pink. The pistachios add a pleasant crunch and the mint perfumes the dish. It is a perfect simple side dish for summer. My Pantry Shelf

Serves: 4


  • 1 pound roasted beets, cooled
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 shelled roasted pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint leaves


  1. When ready to serve, spread the creme fraiche on the bottom of a shallow bowl, top with beets. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Toss pistachios and mint over the top.

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Reviews (2) Questions (0)


foxeslovelemons April 23, 2013
I've never tried mint paired with beets before. I LOVE beets though, so this sounds great to me!
zahavah July 4, 2012
Great combination of flavors!