Simple Beet Salad (Ensalada Russa)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Cheerleader

This is a fairly typical Costa Rican recipe for beet salad using the holy trinity of Costa Rican cooking: Onions, cilantro, and sweet red pepper. Please don't use anything other than fresh beets, it just wont compare.

Top Review by schrockmom8

If you like beets, this is to die for.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the beets with their skins on so they do not lose their color.
  2. When they are soft enough to easily pierce with a fork, let them cool in a tub of cold water until they are cold enough to peel. The skin will come off easily if you rub it gently with your fingers.
  3. Dice the beets into small squares.
  4. Add diced onion, cilantro, and sweet pepper.
  5. Add mayonnaise and gently mix thoroughly.
  6. Don't forget to add lots of salt if you'd like (I LOVE SALT).

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