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Exotic Red Beet Salad – Recipe

Red Beet SaladIt’s time to start getting my garden ready for winter…summer is almost over…so, I am using up all the veggies which are ready at this time.

I do not can any of my vegetables, but I do freeze parsley, dill, basil and sorrel.

I tried freezing chives last year, but the process changed their taste more than I cared for.

Today, I pulled out few red beets, to free up some space for the other ones.

I use beets in soups, borscht, and salads.

Today I will share a recipe for a delicious red beet salad.

Even if you never were a big fan of red beets, you should give this one a try, and I am sure you will LOVE it.

I had this salad at my friend’s house, and could not believe that red beets were the main ingredient, since all the other flavors  added a very unique taste, and texture to this salad.

Red Beets from my garden


Exotic Red Beet Salad – Recipe

Exotic Red Beet Salad – Recipe


  • 3-4 small red beets, cooked, and grated on a large eye grater (1 cup)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced ( I love my garlic chopper)
  • 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs mayonnaise (or Greek Yogurt) see TIP below
  • 1 Tbs sour cream
  • 3 pitted prunes (or  1 Tbs raisins), coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbs walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 tsp black pepper
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Trim off leaves and roots from beets.
  2. Rinse under running water.
  3. Place beets in a pot, and fill the pot 3/4 full with cold water.
  4. Bring to boil, cover, and cook until beets are soft (about 45 minutes).
  5. Drain water, and let beets cool down.
  6. Scrape off their skin, and trim any rough spots.
  7. Rinse.
  8. Shred on a grater with large eyes, or in a food processor.
  9. Mix in all remaining ingredients.
  10. You may serve the salad immediately, or cover and refrigerate for an hour, or overnight, for the flavors to blend.


If you plan to use Greek Yogurt rather than mayonnaise, you might want to use a little less of the wine vinegar, depending on your own taste.


10 thoughts on “Exotic Red Beet Salad – Recipe”

  1. Natalie says:

    I have been told to bring a salad to a friends place for a BBQ in the weekend and I am def going to bring along this beet salad, yum!
    Is it Ukrainian/Polish? Will it go with BBQ steak? Thanks

  2. Suburban Grandma says:

    This one is most likely Ukrainian, because the recipe was given to me by a friend who was born in Ukraine. I know that in Poland they make red beet salad warm, mixed with sauteed onions. It was pretty tasty as well.

  3. Natalie says:

    Wonderful I’ll pass this Ukee salad on to my mum too, I am sure it will be a hit at my friends BBQ as well.
    The Polish salad sounds yumo too! I love beetroot 🙂

  4. Suburban Grandma says:

    I really loved it from the first time I had it. The combination of the crunchy walnuts, spicy garlic, and tangy sweetness of the prunes, really goes well with the red beets. There is also the vinaigrette which we use for Easter, if you would prefer that one.

  5. Natalie says:

    Look forward to trying it soon – delicious!
    So great to have a new salad to bring to a BBQ as I tend to make my standard potato salad and a fresh salad, so now I can make this to go with meat and my regular salads.

  6. Suburban Grandma says:

    Wow, you are making lots of food. Your friends will love it. Have fun at the BBQ.

  7. Natalie says:

    Yep love your recipes!!!!!
    Thanks I am sure everyone will love this delicious beet salad.

  8. Suburban Grandma says:

    I hope they do. I am not that much into red beets, but I really loved this salad.

  9. lily says:

    im not a fun of beetroot but im willing to give this recipe a try.its sounds appetizing.

  10. Suburban Grandma says:

    Red beets could be kind of boring, but I use them to cook Red Beet Borscht (soup), Red Beet Vinaigrette and this Exotic Red Beet Salad. They are very nutritious, so very healthy to add to your list of veggies. Check out the above recipes if you wish.

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