Potato and Beet Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Every Easter my Mom would make this potato salad. This is not exactly hers but my version. Don't wait for Easter make it for your next picnic! Do use new potatoes if you like them firm but I myself like my potatoes soft so I find myself using russets, and if you don't want a precise cut salad with firm potatoes use russet. I find myself rough cutting the russets potatoes because they do fall apart and add to the creaminess of the dressing. FYI-You can toss the cubed, cooked, still warm, potatoes with the vinegar or beet juice and let set till cool even up to over night. Then add remaining ingredients.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Dressing

  • 13 cup white vinegar (or use the juice from the pickled beets for more vibrant color)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12-1 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 teaspoon fresh horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (adding more after tossing with salad ingredients for more creaminess if desired)
  • Salad

  • 5 lbs new potatoes, boiled, peeled and cubed
  • 1 (15 ounce) jar pickled beets, drained and diced
  • 1 red onion, diced fine
  • 1 small green pepper, diced fine
  • 1 stalk celery, diced fine
  • 6 eggs, boiled and diced
  • Garnish

  • 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced
  • paprika (smoked is really good)


  1. Mix all salad dressing ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Toss remaining ingredients into the large bowl with dressing, toss to coat.
  3. Chill for at least 1 hour overnight is best.
  4. Top with sliced egg and sprinkle paprika.
Most Helpful

I was apprehensive about making this salad, but now it's the only potato salad I'll ever make! Guests can't get over how delicious it is!

flyingsolo5839 May 29, 2010

OK, I ate tooooo much of this delicious salad. I love pickled eggs in beet juice, so this was just a step further up the scale. Mine doesn't look as pretty as yours, Rita, but who cares????? It went so fast, I only had a small amount to save for lunch tomorrow! Thnx for posting this recipe, Rita. Made for French Country Kitchen Herb of the Month recipe tag game. Paprika!

Darkhunter March 26, 2010

I'm glad there is a picture there because I recognized having seen this before, a lonnggg time ago! and now,, haha! this will be the next thing I bring to our Polish church gathering! Won't they be surprised that I learned how to make it!

Rainbow - Chef 536866 February 15, 2010