Beet Salad With Chives (Salatat Shamandar)

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

From: "Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa" by Habeeb Salloum. Syria and Lebanon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the beets until tender.
  2. When beets are cool enough to handle, peel, dice, and place in a salad bowl.
  3. Stir in garlic, cilantro, chives, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  4. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  5. Stir, sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Most Helpful

Deliciously fresh-tasting! Once the beets are cooked and cut, it's super quick to make. It gets better the longer it chills. I made this exactly as written, just adding a little chopped sweet onion. I was thinking that goat milk fets would be nice to crumble on top. All beet lovers should try this. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* December 26, 2011

Deelish! I'm so glad I love beets! And this is a wonderful salad to add to my roster of great beet recipes! I did use just a skoosh more garlic. For our taste buds, the cilantro was spot on! Thnx for sharing your recipe, Engrossed. Made for the French Forum Herb of the Month tag game.

Darkhunter May 13, 2010

I liked this a lot. I made it exactly as written except for omitting the cilantro as DD doesn't like it. If making this for myself only I will definitely include it.

Dreamer in Ontario November 13, 2007