Quick Beet Pickles - Paleo & AIP
Note: This recipe was first posted on my original blog, Celebration Generation, on March 11, 2020. It was transferred over to this blog - existing comments and all - on 9/20/2021
Very quick recipe today, leading up to Friday's post!
2 months on the AIP diet, and we're definitely finding our comfort zone for eating, especially with regards to cravings for the foods I can't have, while letting things clear up.
Living here in Hamilton, Shawarma is everywhere. EVERY. WHERE.
So, I'm constantly wanting something I can't, which meant having to develop an AIP version. It went spectacularly well, has been in regular rotation here. Here's the recipe: AIP Paleo Chicken Shawarma.
Anyway, one part of traditional shawarma, is the pickled beets.
AIP Pickled Beets
Unfortunately, store bought pickled beets tend to be close, but not quite suitable for my current diet restrictions - the sugar, spices, and vinegar used, in particular.
Luckily, they're all easily swapped out, and the few tweaks produce a great pickle that tastes just like it should.
As a bonus: You can cook sliced turnips in the pickling liquid when you're done, to make shawarma pickled turnips!
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Quick Beet Pickles - AIP & Paleo
- 1 lb Beets* Peeled
- ½ Cup Water
- ¾ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- ⅓ Cup Honey
- 1 tablespoon Salt
- Slice the beets into sticks, whatever size you like. I like about ½" square, by the length of the beet. Set aside.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a boil.
- Add beets to the pot. Reduce heat, simmer for 15 minutes, or until desired texture is reached.
- Remove from heat, allow to cool to room temperature before covering and chilling.
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