Creamy Russian Beet Salad

This Russian Beet Salad is made from grated cooked beets, combined with mayo and sour cream for creaminess. Garlic and chopped nuts complete the flavor and texture profile.

Course Salad
Cuisine Russian
Keyword Russian Beet Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings (as a side)
Author Regina | Leelalicious


  • 3 medium beets ~1.5 pounds/680 g
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed or grated
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • extra parsley and nuts for garnish


  1. Cook the beets in a large saucepan with plenty of water until they are very soft (45-60 minutes).
  2. When the beets have cooled enough, pull off the peel (using disposable gloves) and grate the beets.
  3. Combine the grated beets with mayonnaise, sour cream, nuts, garlic, parsley and salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Garnish salad with nuts and parsley. Chill for at least 1 hour for flavors to meld together.