Red Beet Salad Recipe

Red Beet Salad Recipe

Red Beet Salad Recipe – Rote Bete Salat

Red Beet Salad Recipe with step by step instruction. The Red Beet Salad is called Rote Bete Salat in Germany.

Ingredients for Red Beet Salad Recipe:

  • 900 g (2 lb.) of fresh beets
  • 120g – 150 g (4.32 oz–5.29 oz) of chopped onions
  • 8 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • ½ teaspoon of caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of white ground pepper
  • 4 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of horseradish in a jar OR 1 heaping teaspoon of fresh diced horseradish


Wash the beets under running cold water with a soft brush. Cut the roots and leaves about 1–2 inches above the beet.

Add 2 teaspoons of salt to a large saucepan filled with water. Add in the beets and bring it to a boil. Turn the heat down a little and let the beets simmer for about 35–45 minutes, depending on the size of the beets and the consistency that you prefer. (To test, stick a fork in the beet to check if they are soft and fully cooked).

When the beets are done, place the beets in a colander and drain under cold water. Cut off the remaining stems close to the beet. Peel the beets while they are still warm. (It is more like lifting and removing the skin of the beets).

Cut the beets into slices from the whole beet or cut them first into halves and then slice the halves. Use another bowl for the dressing.

IMG_9445   IMG_9458   Preparation of Red Beet Salad Recipe

Mix the vinegar, oil, caraway seeds, salt, pepper, sugar, and horseradish. Beat with a whisk. Dice the onions by hand or use a food chopper. Add the chopped onions to the dressing and stir with a fork. Pour the dressing over the beets and carefully mix your Beet Salad using two spoons or salad hands. The Beet Salad tastes best, if you give it time to soak and marinade in the dressing. Keep refrigerated. 

The Beet Salad is a delicious side dish with Oma’s Beef Stroganoff.

Note: When working with fresh beets, make sure you protect your hands, clothes, and surrounding work place. Stains caused by the red color of the beets are hard to remove. Should you accidentally stain any material or surface, immediately use some cold sparkling water or club soda to wash the stains out immediately.

Red Beet Salad Recipe