Estonia,  Salads

Estonian Potato Salad with Red Beet

In the past we published recipes for the Romanian Potato Salad, Bulgarian Potato Salad and Serbian Potato Salad. Here is the recipe for the Estonian Potato salad with red beet.


700 g cooked beet
400 g cooked potatoes
200 g cooked carrots
1 medium salted herring (kipper can do)
1 – 2 pickled cucumbers (sour pickles, not dill or flavored)
2 apples
200 g roast pork or cooked beef
2 – 3 hard-boiled eggs
6 dl sour cream
salt according to taste
½ tsp mustard
a little sugar
spring onions to garnish

Makes salad for 10 – 12 persons.

Peel the potatoes, carrots and beets, and core and peel the apples. Fillet the herring, removing the skin and even the smallest bones. Cut everything (except eggs) into tiny cubes. Stir sour cream, mustard, salt and sugar together to make a sauce. Mix all the ingredients with the sauce, leave covered in the fridge for an hour or two, and take out about one hour before serving. Put a nice heap of salad in a dish or a bowl, cover the surface with finely chopped eggs, egg slices or segments, and decorate with chopped spring onion.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *