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Vinaigrette Beet Potato Salad (video)

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If you love beets, you’re going to love this easy and delicious beet potato salad! The popular “Vinaigrette” salad is a staple dish in the Eastern European cuisine, especially in Ukraine and Russia. It’s a potato salad that’s loaded with delicious, sweet beets and dill! I love dressing my salad with tasty extra-virgin olive oil and zesty champagne vinegar. Enjoy this salad as a side dish with meats or by itself with some baguette!

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Preparing the Vegetables

This delicious beet potato salad is made with roasted or boiled potatoes, carrots and beets. Traditionally, the vegetables are boiled in salted water until tender but I love oven-roasting my veggies instead, especially for the beets. They are much heartier and more flavored when oven-roasted, versus boiled.

  • For oven-roasting: place the potatoes and carrots onto a large baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Wrap the beets individually in foil so that they cook faster. Roast in the oven between 375F and 425F. They will cook faster at the higher temperature but watch the veggies carefully so they don’t burn. The vegetables need to be fork tender; the beets will take longer!
  • For boiling: prepare the potatoes and carrots in one pot and the beets separately. Fill the pots with water, season generously with salt, add the veggies and bring to a simmer. Cook until fork tender, then allow the vegetables to cool before handling!

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Dressing the Salad

This Eastern European salad can be dressed two different ways! Both are equally delicious! The most traditional dressing is simply salt, pepper and sunflower oil. You can also use olive oil or avocado oil. For a creamy version, try dressing the salad with a combination of mayonnaise and sour cream. I usually like to do a 3:1 ratio mayonnaise to sour cream. The sour cream adds a little bit of a tart flavor to the salad.

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The popular "Vinaigrette" salad is a staple dish at most Ukrainian and Russian gatherings! It's a potato salad that's loaded with delicious, sweet beets and dill! View Recipe Link

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