In the Winter we warm up with a bowl full of Borscht… in the Summer we keep cool with delicious Russian Beet Salad!
It makes a great appetizer for Russian dinner parties and a unique dish to bring to any pot-luck party or Summer picnic gathering.
It can be made and served a variety of ways.
The most popular method to making this interesting salad involves grinding or julienne-cutting the beets.
You can add walnuts, onions, carrots, potatoes, or other ingredients to alternate the taste and texture.
Serve on a plate by itself or spread over toasted bread.
Make it a day in advance if need be.
Garnish with some scallions for a picturesque plate.
Here is an easy and authentic Russian Beet Salad recipe to start from:
- 2 red beets – boiled or baked (To bake, wash and wrap the beets individually in foil and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes until soft)
- 2 pickled cucumbers
- 3 cloves of garlic
- salt (To taste)
- mayonnaise (About 1-2 Tbs)
Grind beets and cucumbers, and then grind the garlic. Add mayonnaise and salt, then mix thoroughly. Put in the fridge until cool, about an hour.
Pretty easy, huh? Try it out and let us know how yummy it is!
*Note: Do NOT use canned beets… it is not the same!