My favorite salad is spinach, pickled beets, Marie's Super Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing and Bacon Bits. Photo is from internet.
reserved beet juice
powdered cloves or you can throw a couple of whole cloves in it
1Drain cans of beets. Reserve 1 cup of juice.
2Mix salt, powdered cloves and mustard powder with sugar (so it won't clump)
3Mix vinegar and sugar mixture to a boil in a 2 qt. sauce pan until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
4Add drained beets and reserved liquid to vinegar and sugar.
5Put in glass jars and refrigerate for At LEAST 24 hours.