Beet-and-Olive Relish

This relish is an awesome combination of sweet beets, briny olives and fresh herbs. It’s terrific for livening up sandwiches, burgers and simple roasted meats. Slideshows:  More Beet Recipes 

Beet-and-Olive Relish
Photo: © Fredrika Stjärne
Total Time:
20 mins
2 cups


  • 2 medium beets (1/2 pound), peeled and grated on the large holes of a box grater

  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped

  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

  • 1/4 cup chopped basil

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.

Make Ahead

The relish can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Serve With

Roast chicken or grilled steak or use as a sandwich topping.

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