The Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013 presented by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Baby Golden Beets and Green Beans

Served at the Inaugural Luncheon, 2013


  • 8 each baby golden beets, peeled, cut in half
  • 4 ounces green beans, ends snipped, cut 1 inch on bias
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon shallot, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 2 quarts water


  1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil and add ½ tablespoon kosher salt. 

  2. Place beets into water gently and allow to cook for 5 minutes or until tender.  Remove beets using a strainer and set in a bowl.

  3. Allow water to return to a boil and gently add the green beans for 3-4 minutes until tender.  Remove the beans from the pot using a strainer and add to the bowl with the beets.

  4. Place olive oil in a sauté pan on medium heat, add the shallots to cook until tender. Add the beets and beans and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Additional Information

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  • Servings: 4 servings