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Beet and Potato Salad

Beet and Potato Salad

This quick and easy Scandinavian Beet and Potato Salad is packed with veggies and dressed in creamy sauce.

Scandinavia covers the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. They use a wide variety of fish and meats, like pork and poultry, as well as beets, potatoes, cucumbers, and much more. Most of the food is broiled, baked and smoked. Basically Scandinavian cuisine sticks to the basics and most of the dishes have minimum spices and flavorings.

Finding vegetarian dishes was a little bit of a challenge. But I found some salads, breads and dessert recipes that were vegetarian. So when I saw this simple Beet Salad, I really wanted to try. Another reason for trying this recipe is I had some store bought cooked beets in the pantry that I wanted to use up.

For this recipe beets can be boiled, steamed or roasted. Combined with potatoes, cucumbers, apples, radishes and the creamy yogurt dressing — this salad has tons of taste and texture. Fresh herbs, parsley and dill, add color and some amazing flavor. Serve this salad right away or chilled. I served the salad with a Curried Egg Salad sandwich.

See Also

Other Swedish dishes from my blog:
Swedish Limpa Rye Bread
Swedish Rice Pudding

Beet and Potato Salad

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side
Cuisine Scandinavian-inspired
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 Small Beets boiled, peeled and diced
  • 2 Small Potatoes boiled and diced
  • 1 Small Green Apple chopped
  • 1 Small Cucumber diced
  • 4 ~6 Radish chopped
  • 2 Scallions chopped
  • 2 ~3 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp Dill chopped
  • 2 tbsp Parsley chopped
  • To taste Salt Pepper


  • Combine all the veggies in a mixing bowl.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine yogurt, sour cream, herbs, salt and pepper.
  • Add the dressing to the veggies and mix well. Serve right away or chill to serve later.


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