Beetroot jam with lemon and mint

Your kids do not like beets? Prepare this delicious and healthy dessert – beetroot jam with lemon and mint for them.


  • Beets – 0.5 kg
  • Mint – 50 g
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp.
  • Water – 250 ml
  • Agar-agar – 0.5 tsp
  • Balsamic vinegar – 2 tbsp
  • Lemon – 1 pc
  • Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp


Beets peel, wash and cut into cubes. Mix beets with sunflower oil and sugar. Put on a baking sheet and bake 15 minutes at 220 degrees.

Tip: To get rid of an unpleasant earthy beets taste – caramelizing it.

Agar dilute with water. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water, add the mint leaves and roasted beets. Simmer 20 minutes. Next, add the lemon juice and zest, and agar-agar, as balsamic vinegar. Cook until done for another 3-5 minutes. Remove mint leaves and pour into sterilized jars, tightly roll up the cover.