Beet and Cucumber Salad Recipe -
Beet and Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Beet and Cucumber Salad

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"I experimented and came up with this recipe as a way to use my fresh beets and cucumber together. It is a nice alternative to potato salad. It has a real 'summertime' flavor."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Mix water, vinegar, and sugar together in a bowl; add onion and cucumber. Set aside to marinate, at least 20 minutes.
  2. Combine 2 hard-boiled eggs cut into bite-size pieces and beets together in a bowl.
  3. Drain liquid from onion and cucumbers. Toss onion and cucumbers with beet mixture. Stir mayonnaise into beet mixture. Arrange sliced hard-boiled egg atop salad; sprinkle with dill, salt, and pepper.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Canned beets may be used for quicker prep time.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 09, 2013

I omitted the sugar, figuring that the beets were sweet enough! Great taste! The few crispy chunks mixed with the cooked beets is a good contrast! The color is pleasing! This will make a great picnic salad!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 22, 2014

I like all of the ingredients -- just not together.


9 Ratings

Aug 19, 2013

Great basic recipe. At the risk of being jumped on by the 'review police', I did make a few changes to suit my family's palate. Mixed it with smoked trout and a touch of horseradish. This then became a light meal for lunch, not just a side. Good recipe, easy to prepare and very tasty.

Oct 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I love this dish! The cucumber and beets are a great combo for the palette and the eggs take care of any protein cravings. Thanks, Alf!

Sep 20, 2014

I, too, skipped the sugar, diced the onions and used a pinch of dried dill - SO delicious!! Thanks be to the commenters & Alf - this truly is a nice summery salad.

Sep 14, 2014

Yum yum yum. Am eating it now. Omitted the sugar, added a big splash of lemon juice to the marinade. Served it over poached cod. yum yum!!!

Feb 02, 2014

Great recipe, although next time I will dice the onions instead of using slices, and use 1/2 amount of sugar or omit altogether, was a bit too sweet for me. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 26, 2013

I used bottled beets; I was in a hurry and didn't want to make a huge mess. The flavors were bland, and my husband thought the eggs gave the salad a "weird consistency" with the cukes and beets. I thought it was good, but I would try to amp up the flavors somehow if I made this again.


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  • Calories
  • 241 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 233 mg
  • 9%

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

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