Beets Salad Ingredients

Beets! I just love beets: in homemade juices, in soups, in salads and even as a food colorant to make the pink frosting on cupcakes. They are sweet, beautiful and very good for our health! This Russian beet salad recipe was given to me by my father-in-law, and I make this salad every week starting in late fall until the end of winter. That’s when the beets taste the best!

Russian Beets Salad

by Melanie Dompierre
Quantity for: 6 people
PREP TIME10 minutes
if raw beets55 minutes
TOTAL TIME10 minutes
This salad can be eaten as a side dish with a roasted chicken, on a piece of bread as a snack, or you can even use it as a garnish instead of the usual ketchup in your hamburger. It’s incredible! Ever since I tried it in my hamburger, I stopped using ketchup.


  • 6 beets (cooked)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper


  • If you are using cooked beets, you are ready to start the recipe. If you have raw beets. Start by boiling them for about 45 minutes.
  • When your beets are cooled, using a cheese grater, shred the beets on the side of the grater with the smaller holes. Put them into a salad bowl.
  • Shred the garlic cloves on the same side that you shred the beets or use a garlic crusher. 
  • Add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, a small pinch of salt and a small pinch of pepper. Mix it thoroughly and its ready!
    Beets Salad and Pita


If you make this recipe ..... tag me @mel4skilletsandgames on Instagram and hashtag it #skilletsandpots. 
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Russian
Keywords: beets, garlic, mayonnaise, Russian, salad
Fun Fact: Ancient Greeks used beets to treat a wide range of ailments, such as headaches, constipation, toothaches, wounds, and skin problems. In fact, beets were so highly regarded that they were often used as an offering to the god Apollo. While the ancient Greeks used beets primarily as medicine, the ancient Romans were the first to cultivate them as food.
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Written by Melanie Dompierre


  1. Marina March 24, 2019 at 10:53 pm Reply

    Yes! As a Russian, I love my beet salads… and soups! this one is a quick and easy salad to have on your table if you are expecting guests!

    • Melanie Dompierre (a) March 25, 2019 at 10:37 am Reply

      I agree this is a very easy salad, and I love it I even use it into my hamburger instead of ketchup:)

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