Beet, Walnut and Prune Salad

Beet, Walnut and Prune Salad

Irene 1

"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."


40 m servings 296 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 159 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 31 Ratings


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 ...

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.

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

This is one of my favorite salads. Mayo tastes excellent with beets and prunes. Excellent recipe!

DELICIOUS. I included some sliced Vidalia onion, but other than that followed the recipe exactly. DEFINITELY in my luncheon rotation; I'll be making this regularly.

Seemed like kind of a strange recipe, but it turned out great! Very easy to make too. Only thing was the garlic seemed a little much--will cut back on the garlic next time.

Truly Wonderful! Even though I over-processed it in the food processor, it was tasty and crunchy and garlicky and everything that was quoted about it! I used almonds instead of walnuts because...

Not bad. I omitted the prunes because other reviewers said that was the more authentic route. It tasted like...beets. Nice combination, and quite easy. It was my first time using beets, & pe...

Loved it. Have made it several times since. Unusual combination that goes together wonderfully.