Beetroot Relish (Cwikla)

  • Servings : 4-8
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 1:30 h
  • Ready In : 2:000 h

The recipe

Cwikla is a great way to enjoy beetroots.  It looks amazing, tastes great with its horseradish tang and can be served as a relish or side dish with cold meats or salad dishes.  Try it with the Polish sausage Wiejska.


  • 400g fresh beetroot
  • 2 tbsp horseradish sauce
  • juice of ½ lemon (or ½ tbsp white vinegar)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • pinch of salt


Step 1

Wash the beetroots, leave on their skins and a couple of inches of root and tops to reduce the amount of colour leaking out.

Step 2

Cook in boiling water until tender, about 1 – 1 ½ hours. Run the beets under cold water and when cool, cut off the roots and tops and peel the beets and grate them.

Step 3

Place the grated beets in a bowl, add the lemon juice, salt and horseradish and mix together. Serve at room temperature or straight from the fridge.

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