Creamy Beet & Potato Salad

Creamy Beet & Potato Salad

Prep:
20 mins
Cooking:
15 mins
Level:
Intermediate
Cooling:
240 mins
Yields:
12 servings, 2/3 cup each

One look at this rosy colored Creamy Beet & Potato Salad and you’ll know why it’s served at Christmastime in Panama. Cut potatoes and beets along with hard-cooked eggs are blended with a creamy, tangy dressing. While perfect for the holidays, this salad would also be a delicious addition to a summer picnic as a more interesting version of potato salad. To keep your fingers and cutting board from being stained pink, use food-safe plastic gloves when handling the beets and dice them on a glass or porcelain plate.

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. (about 6 small) russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (15 oz.) whole beets in juice, drained and cut into 3/4-inch pieces*
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, cut into quarters or smaller pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions

PLACE potatoes in large saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are just fork tender; drain.

PLACE potatoes, beets and eggs in large bowl. Combine onion, celery, mayonnaise, evaporated milk, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Gently fold dressing mixture into potato mixture. Store covered in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight; stir occasionally. (The salad will become a deeper rose color as it sits!)

* NOTE: 3 fresh beets, boiled or roasted, can be used instead of the canned beets.

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Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/12 servings, 2/3 cup each of recipe
  • Calories 220
  • Calories from Fat 110

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 12g 19%
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
  • Cholesterol 60mg 21%
  • Sodium 580mg 24%
  • Carbohydrates 24g 8%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 5g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 40%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 10%

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