Best Beet Salad


"My Mom's recipe for cold beet salad -- the only way she could get us kids to eat beets! Now I add hard-boiled eggs and it is even better. People who do not normally like beets will probably like them this way."


55 m servings 185 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place egg in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel, and chop.
  2. Before cooking the beets, wash them gently under cold water, being careful not to pierce the thin skin. Place in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and cook until they pierce easily with a thin knife, about 15 minutes.
  3. To peel cooked beets, cut off both ends, then hold the beets under cold running water and slip off the skins. Leave to cool until able to handle, then grate them into a medium bowl.
  4. Add eggs, mayonnaise, salt and pepper; mix gently. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
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  1. 21 Ratings


beets are good with mayo just less like two tablespoons add eggs and potatos and green pees.Very good salad to go with spanish rice

This has become my favorite way to eat beets. I altered the recipe a bit. I added carrots which I steam whole with the beets and then dice. I also add lemon juice and cilantro to taste. Yum!

the mayo. didn't really go with the beets all that well.

Sorry.. Didn't like this. I agree with the previous writer, the Mayo and Beets... not a good thing. Beets need a strong dressing .. sweet and sour, sweet only ? Not sure. Roasted Bee...

In defense of this recipe, mayonnaise with beets is an excellent combination for those of us who love it! This is delicious in our home and the only way my little ones would ever touch a beet. I...

This is the recipe my mom made too, but added some chopped celery. She always used Miracle Whip with about a TBSP of sugar and dash of milk (instead of mayo). Janet Ballantyne of Garden's Way ...

I loved this recipe. I grew up with a mother who cooked "Southern", using mayonnaise for a salad dressing, so it didn't taste foreign to the beets. I used 1/2 vegetarian mayo and 1/2 Greek yog...

I disagree with previous raters...I do think beets and mayo go well together. Since beets are sweet already, the mayo is a good contrast. However, after I made it, my sister added a few choppe...

I added some onion powder to taste. I'd give it 3.5 stars if the option was available. I appreciated having a beet recipe without vinegar for a change. Yum!