Rosolli - Finnish Beetroot Salad

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

A colourful, traditional Christmas salad. This recipe comes from the Häme area and is all vegetarian - some versions of this salad also include herring! You can use pickled beetroot instead of boiled if you prefer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil beetroots, carrots and potatoes in separate pots, in their skins, until just cooked. Let cool, peel and chop.
  2. Chop gherkin and peeled apples.
  3. Mince onion.
  4. Layer ingredients in a bowl, starting and finishing with beetroot. Sprinkle a little bit of salt and white pepper on each layer.
  5. Mix ingredients when the salad is on the table, ready to serve.
  6. To make dressing: whip cream until thickened (it should be not be stiff!) and mix in the rest of the ingredients. Serve on the side.


Most Helpful

Wonderful beetroot salad! I used Greek sheep's yoghurt instead of the heavy crem, and it was perfect. Thanks for sharing!
Made for PAC Fall 2012

Mia in Germany October 22, 2012

This is great! Made as directed. Thanks, stormylee! Made for PAC Fall 2009.

mersaydees October 09, 2009

This is one of my favorite things to eat. My mother in law sometimes puts the veggies in colums in a rectangle serving dish in case someone wants more or less of one veggie. It sounds creepy to have cream on a salad but wow... it totally works with this one. It tastes almost like a desert to me... I love it so much (I like food waaay to much). Thanks for posting this recipe, it turned out perfect and I will be making it for many christmas celebratons to come!

Wobin July 04, 2009

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