"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." — STARFLOWER
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salt and black pepper to taste
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
the mayo. didn't really go with the beets all that well.
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!
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 Beets are the best that one can do.... pull them, wash them, and roast in the oven, peel off the skins, offer salt peeper and butter............ and oh wow yummy... Go back to the simple stuff...................
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 never eat beats without mayo unless they are pickled. What makes this extra good is that these beets are fresh....yummy!
I leave off the seasoning since for me the mayo was just right.
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 yogurt. I think my 4 yr old DGD will love this pretty pink salad!
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 suggested baking washed beets for about 1 1/2 hours (when you have something else in the oven anyway). Make sure to leave the skins & tap root on and leave 1 inch of stem. Cool in cold water and the skins will slip off easily. Baking instead of boling results in less color and flavor loss.
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 chopped pickle and celery, and that was also a nice compliment! I also have tried this with regular red beets and golden beets. The parsley would probably be a good addition too!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Best Beet Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 147
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