Quick and easy Scandinavian Beet Potato Salad that is packed with veggies and dressed in creamy sauce.
We are starting a new week of blogging marathon today and my theme for this week is 'Scandinavian Recipes'. They shortlisted about 5~6 few recipes I really wanted to try, but didn't have the time to make what I wanted to make 🙁 But I did get to make some new dishes that I enjoyed quite a bit. So first up is this quick and easy Scandinavian Beet Potato Salad.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.
Other Swedish dishes from my blog:
Swedish Limpa Rye Bread
Swedish Rice Pudding
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 86.
- 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.
That is one colorful salad Pavani. With potatoes and beets, it sounds so filling..
Wow looks soo good. Must try dish.
I prefer these kind of yogurt dressing salads for late morning and evening snacks. Will try this salad next time I get some beets.
The salad is so inviting. I bet one would love to eat salads after seeing this. Drooling.
wow that is one delicious salad bowl. Love the yogurt dressing in it , perfect combinations. I understand it is always challenging to find veg dishes for some international cuisine but I think you have picked a wonderful healthy recipe. Wish to see the recipe you actually wanted to make for this post someday. lovely the photographs ..
Interesting blend of beets and potatoes in a salad. I like the Greek Yogurt dressing as well.
That is quite a simple - yet refreshing and flavourful salad. I love yoghurt dressing in my salads. Your shots have come out great too
Superb pictures Pavani, the salad looks like such a filling one to enjoy!
Potato and beets sound like a lovely combo. Your pics make it look all the more delicious
Wow that's one interesting medley - beets, potatoes, cucumber, radish ok but green apples wow again 🙂 Will give it a try. 🙂
This salad sounds so healthy and full of nutrients. Perfect for me to have in snacks time. By the way how come it is white in color? beetroot not coloring other veggies??
Can happily finish this salad for my lunch without any fuss. Simple to make this Scandinavian beet potato salad tempts me a lot.
I love potato and yougurt and this salad with beets sounds super inviting and tasty.
Looks pretty pavani! love the colors on the plate!!! lovely blend of flavors too!!!
these ubiquitous beet potato salads seems to be popular throughout northern Europe from East to West - this version looks simple and delicious