Russian Beet Salad with Herring11 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 40 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 55 min
“This salad is commonly known in Russia as a 'Herring under the Winter Coat Salad.' It is a must for every Russian holiday, however, you have to have a taste for herring and beets. Every Russian craves this salad, but my American hubby doesn't care for it. I use a clear bowl for this salad so that you could see all ingredients in it. ” - by Evgeniya
Original recipe yields 10 cups
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the potatoes, carrots, and beets in the boiling water until cooked but still firm, 15 to 20 minutes for the potatoes, 25 to 30 minutes for the carrots, and 40 minutes for the beets. Allow each to cool to the touch before further handling. Remove and discard the skins from the potatoes and beets. Shred the potatoes, carrots, and beets, keeping them separate.
- Arrange about half the onion and half the herring fillets in a layer in the bottom of a bowl. Cover the layer with about half of the grated potatoes, then a layer of about half the carrot, and finally about half the beet. Spread about 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise over the salad; season with salt and pepper. Repeat the layers in the same order to finish building the salad. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour. Serve cold.
Amount Per Serving (20 total)
- 120 cal
- 8 g
- 9.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (11)Rate This Recipe
"We make this a bit differently. Herring, layer of potatoes, shredded beets and shredded carrots. Repeat. Each layer divided by mayo, garlic, salt and pepper. Top layer is boiled grated egg and on the..." See more very top is shredded cheddar cheese. No onions. Served in a glass container, awesome colors and fantastic taste!"
"Shuba!! Love this. It may not be an American taste, but it is delicious! Thanks for the recipe Evgeniya!..." See more"
"Very yummy though you do have to like beets and herring. I used herring that came with onions in sour cream. I sauteed my onions for fear of a strong raw onion taste that I am not fond of. Took some o..." See moref akmommy23's advice to put mayo, salt, and pepper between each set of repeated layers and also added layers of hard-boiled egg. I think adding chopped walnuts or another very oily nut would be great."
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