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Red Beet Salad

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This pink-hued red beet salad made with cilantro and carrots is delicious and a great alternative to potato salad!

Red Beet Salad

Red beets, cilantro, carrots, onion and mayonnaise, a perfect side dish at your next BBQ that goes great with chicken, fish or steak. If you haven’t tried beets yet, I promise you this is delicious. This was the recipe that got me to love beets. Similar to a potato salad without all the points. Hubby liked it too to his surprise, even had seconds!

A friend of mine makes a similar salad to this only she adds chopped hot dogs. Sounds strange, I know but it’s actually really good!

 

Red Beet Salad

4.75 from 4 votes
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Cals:48.5
Protein:1
Carbs:6.5
Red beets, cilantro, carrots, onion and mayonnaise, a perfect side dish at your next BBQ that goes great with chicken, fish or steak. If you haven't tried beets yet, I promise you this is delicious. This was the recipe that got me to love beets. Similar to a potato salad without all the points. Hubby liked it too to his surprise, even had seconds!
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Red beets, cilantro, carrots, onion and mayonnaise, a perfect side dish at your next BBQ that goes great with chicken, fish or steak. If you haven't tried beets yet, I promise you this is delicious. This was the recipe that got me to love beets. Similar to a potato salad without all the points. Hubby liked it too to his surprise, even had seconds!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 10 mins
Yield: 3 servings
Serving Size: 1 /3rd

Ingredients

  • 2 large beets washed and stems cut off
  • 1 cup carrots peeled and cooked
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp diced onion
  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Boil beets in water until soft, about 50 minutes.
  • Peel and cut into small 1/2" cubes.
  • Cook carrots until tender and cut into bite size cubes.
  • Combine diced onion, carrots, beets, mayonnaise, cilantro, salt and pepper.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 /3rd, Calories: 48.5 kcal, Carbohydrates: 6.5 g, Protein: 1 g, Fiber: 1.5 g

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58 comments on “Red Beet Salad”

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    Marianne Anastasia

    This is the strangest salad recipe, lol. BUT, it was so good that I ate the entire recipe myself! I left out the cilantro just because I didn’t have any. And I used the pre-cooked “Love Beets”. Gina, how did you come up with this? 

  2. I LOVE this recipe! Thank you, Gina! Today, I also added some green peas (maybe 1/2 cup) and mixed the mayo with a little “Highland House Salad Dressing” in lieu of added salt/pepper. Also delicious.

  3. Not a huge fan of carrots, but love beets. The flavor of the carrots gets mingled in with the beets, so I add them for their nutritional value. This is a great alternative to potato salad plus all the nutritive benefits of beets. Thanks, Gina!

  4. This was the hit of out 4th of July BBQ! I didn’t make enough! Texans in Missouri I decided to make something new and fresh this year. This was fab! I used my canned beets and raw carrot “matchstick s”. I also used BOTH fresh cilantro and dried dill weed. It was gone before I could get a serving. I’m just glad I did a lot of taste testing before dinner. Now it’s a week later and my family ( who I never served beets to when they were growing up) has requested this for part of Sunday dinner. THIS IS A WINNER!

  5. I just starting eating beets and was looking for an easy prep-ahead salad for a potluck. I’m a die-hard Skinnytaste recipe girl and found this one, read all the reviews/comments, and decided to give it a go.  I was stunned at how delicious this combination is. Thank you!  I’ll definitely make this one again for family events/other potlucks.

  6. Nice surprise!  Bern ordering produce from the local farm for delivery during this covid lock down.  Your recipes never disappoint and you are the first cookbook I choose!  

    Since we aren’t cilantro fans I subbed parsley instead. 

    Great way to use up surplus carrots 🥕 

    Kim

  7. What a beautiful jewel colored salad,. I like beets roasted so much never have done much else to them except maybe put in a salad with feta and clementines etc. But decided to try this and glad I did. Had a beautiful bunch of beets that I roast at 400 for an hour wrapped in foil, then the skin comes off with a swipe of paper towels. I roast them whole -time depends on size. I sweat the onion in water in the microwave to make less strong and like a bit more onion. I use Helmans low fat which is super low calorie only 15 calories per tablespoon. And even just a bit seems to be enough. Really like this and it would be pretty to take to a gathering. Enjoyed reading about other peoples embellishments or additions.

  8. Tarragon makes a great substitute for cilantro. It's a completely different flavor but it's really good with a mayonnaise-based dressing. I think fresh basil would also be good. FF Miracle Whip is a mayonnaise substitute product that is fat-free (ff) but I am pretty sure it is higher in sugar than regular mayonnaise. If I wanted to substitute I would use plain unsweetened fat-free yoghurt and add salt, pepper and maybe a little mustard powder or prepared mustard.

  9. Hi there. I live in the uk and love your blog. Please tell me…what is cilantro? Also…what is ff miracle whip?

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      Chantelle Huibrechtse

      Could be called coriander in the UK. Miracle Whip is similar to mayonnaise or salad cream.

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      Chantelle Huibrechtse

      Could be called coriander in the UK. Miracle Whip is similar to mayonnaise or salad cream.