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Beet, Walnut and Prune Salad

Beet, Walnut and Prune Salad

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Irene

This beet salad works great as a side dish. It's garlicky, creamy, sweet, a little crunchy, and a little salty. Enjoy this authentic Russian recipe that everyone in my family always makes.

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  • Calories:
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 224 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the beets into a saucepan and fill with just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat until tender enough to pierce with a fork, about 20 minutes. Drain and rub off peels. Run under cold water until cool enough to handle, then grate using the largest setting. Place in a serving bowl.
  2. Stir the walnuts, prunes and garlic into the beets, then mix in the mayonnaise and season to taste with salt.
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Reviews

posh
28
2/7/2008

I'm Russian myself and we've been making this salad as long as I can remember! Never used prunes though, just boiled beets, walnuts, garlic and mayo. Make sure you chop walnuts coarsely for the best taste! And one more thing : I think you don't need extra salt with all this mayo in the salad.

Maureenoz
20
6/18/2008

If you love beets you'll love this little salad. I made it the first time just to get rid of some fresh beets that I had and didn't want to lose. Now I buy beets just to make this salad.

PSWEST
18
4/4/2008

Made this yesterday. Wonderful. Authentic Russian salad does not use prunes so omitted them. However, try adding pomegrante seeds to salad. Superb!!!