About this recipe: This Russian beetroot salad has a little bit of everything. It's creamy, crunchy, nutty, garlicky, sweet and salty. Beetroot are tossed with walnuts, prunes, garlic and mayonnaise. Serve as a side dish.
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. - 07 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
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. - 18 Jun 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Made this yesterday. Wonderful. Authentic Russian salad does not use prunes so omitted them. However, try adding pomegrante seeds to salad. Superb!!! - 04 Apr 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)