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Russian beetroot salad

This simple salad is well-known in Russia. It brings back memories about my childhood, parents’ home and cold evenings, when we made the salad and then ate it. Beets, walnuts and garlic is a very good source of vitamins and oils, which is important during winter days. Prunes is another wonderful ingredient here, it adds sweetness to the salad (especially if the beets aren’t sugary); moreover, prunes have health benefits – they have a high anti-oxidant content and contain dietary fiber*.

 I still love and make this salad. For me it’s certainly a good and comforting recipe. You can serve it also as a side dish to grilled meat, burgers or chicken. I hope you do give it a try! So easy and so tasty! 🙂
Russian beetroot salad

Russian beetroot salad

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Russian beet saladIngredients
2 medium beets
6-8 prunes (dried plums), pitted
2 cloves of garlic, minced
a handful of walnuts
2-3 Tbsp sour cream
salt, black pepper to taste
fresh dill, optional, for garnish
rye bread, for serving
Preparation
  • Boil or roast beets until they’re tender. Cool, peel and grate beets (using medium-hole grater).
  • If prunes are too dry, soak them in a warm water for 10-15 minutes. Then roughly chop prunes and walnuts.
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Garnish with dill, if desire. Serve with rye bread.
Enjoy!