Make quick pickled beets according to the recipe on MarthaStewart.com by combining cooked, peeled and sliced beets with a vinaigrette consisting of 1/3 cup cider vinegar, 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. A recipe for quick pickled beets is also available on EatingWell.com.
Follow the quick pickled beets recipe on EatingWell.com by slicing a small red onion and placing it in a saucepan with 1/2 cup red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 peppercorns and 2 cloves. Bring the mixture to a boil before lowering the heat. Cover the saucepan and allow the mixture to simmer for four to six minutes or until the onion is tender but still slightly crunchy. Add 3 cups peeled, sliced and steamed beets. Pour the mixture into a bowl and allow the beets to marinate for 30 minutes before serving.