Beet, Walnut and Prune Salad Recipe -
Beet, Walnut and Prune Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Beet, Walnut and Prune Salad

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 07, 2008

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 best taste! And one more thing : I think you don't need extra salt with all this mayo in the salad.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 13, 2009

This was not my favorite salad. Perhaps because I omitted the mayo.


31 Ratings

Jun 18, 2008

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.

Apr 04, 2008

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

Feb 13, 2008

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

Jun 11, 2008

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.

Apr 18, 2008

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.

Jan 29, 2008

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 they're better for you, and I would use either plain yogurt or light mayo to help alleviate the "fatty" texture. REALLY GOOD! You'll enjoy it!


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  • Calories
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 159 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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