Russian Beet Salad with Herring

Russian Beet Salad with Herring

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 55 m
Evgeniya
Recipe by  Evgeniya

“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. ”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 10 cups

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Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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akmommy23
11

akmommy23

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 very top is shredded cheddar cheese. No onions. Served in a glass container, awesome colors and fantastic taste!

Mrs. White
8

Mrs. White

Shuba!! Love this. It may not be an American taste, but it is delicious! Thanks for the recipe Evgeniya!

vbos
4

vbos

My darling and I ran into a 2.50$ pack of smoked herring in the store, sniffed it and were transfixed. We had some leftovers of potato salad (with onion, lemon and vinegar) from the previous day, so I invested 1$ in a can of beets and microwaved the remaining baby carrots that were counting days on the bottom of our fridge. As the herrings were hellishly salty, I soaked them in water for 20-30 min and only used three pieces. I had some sour cream, so I added it to one of the potato layers. I also boiled two eggs and added them on top, with a thin layer of mayo, a pinch of dried parsley and two (leftover) lemon slices for decoration. I haven't added any more salt nor pepper, except for what was already in the potato salad and herrings. It was DIVINE. I will make this many times in the future. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (20 total)

  • Calories
  • 120 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 9.4 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 194 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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