Russian Beet Salad with Herring

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This salad is commonly known in Russia as a 'Herring under the Winter Coat Salad.' It is a must for every Russian holiday, however, you have to have a taste for herring and beets. Every Russian craves this salad, but my American hubby doesn't care for it. I use a clear bowl for this salad so that you could see all ingredients in it.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
10 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 whole russet potatoes

  • 2 large carrots, peeled

  • 2 beets, washed with tops and bottoms removed

  • ½ yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar herring fillets, packed in oil

  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the potatoes, carrots, and beets in the boiling water until cooked but still firm, 15 to 20 minutes for the potatoes, 25 to 30 minutes for the carrots, and 40 minutes for the beets. Allow each to cool to the touch before further handling. Remove and discard the skins from the potatoes and beets. Shred the potatoes, carrots, and beets, keeping them separate.

  2. Arrange about half the onion and half the herring fillets in a layer in the bottom of a bowl. Cover the layer with about half of the grated potatoes, then a layer of about half the carrot, and finally about half the beet. Spread about 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise over the salad; season with salt and pepper. Repeat the layers in the same order to finish building the salad. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

120 Calories
8g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 220mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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