I experimented and came up with this recipe as a way to use my fresh beets and cucumber together. It is a nice alternative to potato salad. It has a real 'summertime' flavor.

Alf

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix water, vinegar, and sugar together in a bowl; add onion and cucumber. Set aside to marinate, at least 20 minutes.

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  • Combine 2 hard-boiled eggs cut into bite-size pieces and beets together in a bowl.

  • Drain liquid from onion and cucumbers. Toss onion and cucumbers with beet mixture. Stir mayonnaise into beet mixture. Arrange sliced hard-boiled egg atop salad; sprinkle with dill, salt, and pepper.

Cook's Note:

Canned beets may be used for quicker prep time.

Nutrition Facts

241 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 28.8g 9% DV; fat 12.6g 19% DV; cholesterol 110.6mg 37% DV; sodium 168.2mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2013
I omitted the sugar figuring that the beets were sweet enough! Great taste! The few crispy chunks mixed with the cooked beets is a good contrast! The color is pleasing! This will make a great picnic salad! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2014
I like all of the ingredients -- just not together. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2013
I omitted the sugar figuring that the beets were sweet enough! Great taste! The few crispy chunks mixed with the cooked beets is a good contrast! The color is pleasing! This will make a great picnic salad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2013
Great basic recipe. At the risk of being jumped on by the 'review police' I did make a few changes to suit my family's palate. Mixed it with smoked trout and a touch of horseradish. This then became a light meal for lunch not just a side. Good recipe easy to prepare and very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2015
Heavens to Beetsy this is delish! I didn't change a thing (is someone going to congratulate me for that?) I will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2014
My boyfriend and I love this dish! The cucumber and beets are a great combo for the palette and the eggs take care of any protein cravings. Thanks Alf! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2014
I like all of the ingredients -- just not together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2016
This is my all time favorite beet recipe! I always double this recipe because it is so delicious and tastes even better the next day! I followed it almost exactly except I used apple cider vinegar and completely omitted the sugar. I added chopped colored carrots. Sometimes I par boil the carrots but it adds a nice crunch to leave them raw. I also use half golden beets and half red beets just for the fun of it. This is a remarkably and memorable salad!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2014
Great recipe although next time I will dice the onions instead of using slices and use 1/2 amount of sugar or omit altogether was a bit too sweet for me. Thanks for sharing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2016
Great salad! I left out the onion due to personal preference. As I'm the only one in the family that likes beets this salad was just for me. Unfortunately it doesn't sit well after a day so if I were to make it again I would cut it down to 2 serves and have one each for lunch and dinner the same day otherwise it goes to waste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2014
Yum yum yum. Am eating it now. Omitted the sugar added a big splash of lemon juice to the marinade. Served it over poached cod. yum yum!!! Read More