Mom's Creamy Beet Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5
Servings: 6 -8


  • 4 medium/large beets Any shape beets are ok.
  • 1 small red onion about 1/4 cup finely chopped
  • 3-4 Tbsp real mayo to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar


  1. Boil beets with skin on about 1 hr or until easily pierced with a fork. Larger/older beets may take longer. The smaller/younger ones may cook in 45 min. Let cool in cold water or at room temp. Once cool enough to handle, peel the beets skin by rubbing it with your hands. Use kitchen gloves to keep from staining your hands with beets.
  2. It's easiest to use a mandolin to cut beets into matchsticks or julienne slices. Again, use gloves if slicing by hand. Place your sliced beets in a large bowl and top with 1/4 cup finely diced red onion.
  3. Add 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1 Tbsp vinegar, and 3-4 Tbsp real mayo to taste. Stir everything together and that's it!
  4. Sprinkle with chives for a little pop of color.