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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 196.1
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 794.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g

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Russian Beet Salad

Submitted by: MARUSYA

Introduction

Even if you are new to beets or have a solid history of anti-beet sentiment, give this traditional Russian salad a try! Beets are a good source of vitamin C and potassium. Even if you are new to beets or have a solid history of anti-beet sentiment, give this traditional Russian salad a try! Beets are a good source of vitamin C and potassium.
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    1-2 medium sized fresh beets (2 inches in diameter - OR use 3-4 smaller beets, whatever is available. You want the amounts of the root veggies to be about equal to one another. Hint: the salad will not be as tasty if you use canned beets!)
    1 large peeled potato
    1 large peeled carrot
    2 dill pickles
    1 small can of peas, drained
    1 small onion
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 or 2 sprigs of fresh dill, chopped
    salt to taste

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Directions

Boil the beet separately from the potato and carrot.
The potato and carrots should be cooked but firm.
The beet will take much longer to cook! Once you can get a fork in and out of it with ease, it's ready to take out and cool.
Once the boiled vegetables are cooked and cooled (and the beet is peeled) cut them into small pieces, and mix in a bowl together.
Cut the pickles and onion, mix with the vegetables.
Add peas, dill and olive oil, a dash of salt and mix well.
Cover and put in fridge for about 1 hour to let flavors marry.


Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MARUSYA.






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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Traditionally this recipe includes saurekraut it adds the perfect flavor to the salad. Also, chopped parsley. And the vegetables do need to be diced. The salad shouldnt be mushy all pieces should be firm enough to keep their shape. Can be refrigerated for several days. Allow flavors to mingle. - 6/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this for supper tonight. Doubled the recipe and doubled the serving size, served on a bed of lettuce for a main dish instead of side. So good. The amount of nutrients is amazing! Hubby loved it. This takes a little preparation but I will definately make it again. Thanks for a great recip! - 7/24/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The recipe's a keeper, with defrosted peas since I hate mushy canned peas. - 6/21/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Has anyone who has rated this recipe actually made it? I think it would be great if people would wait until they made and tasted a recipe before they rate it. - 6/20/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe last night. It was a lot of work but it was worth it. It is very good. - 6/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Actually, I've always eaten this salad!! But I'll try to add the picles and onions! thanks for that. Oh yeah and why hate beets?? They're soooo good!! :P - 6/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    beets are my fav!!! this dish rocks!! - 6/20/08

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  • I've never cooked beets before and wanted to try them, so I made this salad with beets from the Farmer's Market. I skipped the pickles because my husband won't eat them, even mixed in something. I thought the recipe was wonderful and is making me a beet convert! - 7/4/10

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  • I'm sure fresh is best, but no fresh beets available right now. Tried it with canned, and it was still very good. Enough to make me go hunting "real" fresh beets! - 3/26/10

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  • this is a staple of any russian festive table (the roots of this salad as far as i understand are scandinavian)--by all means, this salad is excellent, just watch the carbs: beets, potatos and carrots pack a punch! - 10/23/09

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  • Very good.
    - 10/6/09

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  • I love beets, will try - 2/17/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Definitely going to ty this tomorrow! - 6/20/08

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Just doesn't sound appetizing - 6/20/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    :p - 6/20/08

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  • How can we make this recipe lower in sodium? - 6/20/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am one of those "beet hating people but since I have
    aged I find that my taste buds have changed. I will definetly try this recipe. - 6/20/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sounds very intersesting - 6/20/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I may try this with defrosted frozen peas or maybe even the chick peas. Sounds interesting - 6/20/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    my next beet dish - 6/20/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am gonna have to try this one...it sounds yummy! - 6/20/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am a lover of beets and will definately give this a try.
    Thank you for sharing. - 6/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE Beets! Thanks for this new way to prepare. I just happen to have three in the fridge and will try this evening. :)
    - 6/20/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great! I am giving it a try - 6/20/08

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  • Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will try this, I love even canned beets :) - 6/20/08

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