Beet Salad With Chives (Salatat Shamandar)

"From: "Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa" by Habeeb Salloum. Syria and Lebanon."
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Ready In:
1hr 40mins




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

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  1. *Parsley*
    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!
  2. Darkhunter
    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.
  3. Dreamer in Ontario
    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.
  4. PaulaG
    I had some beets in the refrigerator that needed to be used. This proved to be a very delightful way to serve them.


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