Scrumptious Beet Salad

I am always on the lookout for easy-to-make and quick meals especially the ones that are healthy for my family. This is a refreshing salad that is full of goodness. Beets are a GREAT source of fiber, antioxidants, protein and many other components that are good for your health according to research of Healthline, 2017. The benefits of beets are impressive. Beets are a big part of Ukrainian cuisine and my mom prepared us many different types of dishes with beets when my brother and I were little. She taught me many of the recipes and this is one of them.

Scrumptious Beet Salad

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Ukrainian
Keyword: beet salad, beets, salad
Servings: 4 people
Cost: 5


  • Large pot
  • Grater


  • 5-6 Medium beets I prefer to get organic when possible.
  • 1/2 Fresh onion chopped You can also use frozen chopped onions.
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3-4 tbsp Mayonnaise Add 2-3 spoons, then add more to taste.


  • Cut leafs and stems from beets, wash the beets with skin on.
  • Cover the beets with water in a large pot and boil them until soft (until they are fork tender) – about 45-60 minutes depending on your beet size.
    Scrumptious Beet Salad: Beets in a Pot
  • Take out the beets from water, cool them and peel off the skin with a knife.
    Scrumptious Beet Salad: Beets in a Bowl
  • With 1 tablespoon of olive oil, fry onions in a skillet until golden brown, add more oil if needed.
    Scrumptious Beet Salad: Onions in a Skillet
  • With a regular size grater, grate all beets. Since the beets get soft when boiling, this is a pretty quick process.
    Scrumptious Beet Salad: Onions on Top of Grated Beets
  • To the bowl of grated beets, add fried onions, salt and mayonnaise. Chill the salad or devour now!
    Scrumptious Beet Salad


Add salt and mayo little by little, mix them and add more or less to your liking. I like to add about 4 tablespoons of mayo. It also depends on how large your beets are and how many you boiled. Enjoy the salad as is, as a spread on bread or with a piece of bread. This is also a great side.
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