Russian Beet and Potato Salad
A Russian potato salad with the difference of adding beets and carrots! Use balsamic vinegar instead of champagne vinegar for a different version.
Onion, herring, potatoes, carrots, and beets are layered in this Russian salad.
Make a Russian-inspired potato salad with only potatoes, canned beets, eggs, and mayonnaise. Peas are an option.
This Russian beet and carrot salad with potatoes has a light vinegar-based dressing and is the perfect, colorful salad for late summer picnics.
Awesome salad!! Grandson loves it!!!
I had 3 large beets, so I added extra of the other ingredients. I used balsamic vinaigrette and it brought a nice flavor to it. I think, for personal choice, I'll use diced onion instead of the green onion next time. I'll definitely do another batch in the future! Such a healthy, tasty sidedish!
I skipped the carrots and substituted Leeks for green onions (more fiber and a milder less acidic taste in my opinion). I also think I should have used Russets instead of the Yukon Golds. The Golds got too soft too quickly and turned orange. I think the starchier potato would have served the recipe better. I have to admit, I had a salad very very similar to this at a dinner a few months ago and that one was wonderful (cooked by people who had all spent time living in Russia, including a man visiting from Siberia). This was not as good, I think it's missing something. Maybe some Worcestershire Sauce? I unfortunately don't have any to try. As is, it is kind of bland. I may try it with pickled beets instead of boiled and see how that turns out...
I really liked this salad, unfortunately my guests weren't crazy about it, including my beet-loving husband. Still, I liked it enough to give it a "4."