Boil the beets, skin on, until fork penetrates easily. Cool beets under cold water, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Slip peel off beets using gloves or kitchen towel. Using a mandoline with julienne attachment or slicing by hand, cut beets to desired shape and size. Add the lemon zest, thyme, and salt to taste.
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