Salads/ Vegetables

Winter Salad with Beans, Potato & Roasted Beets

The beets color this warm winter salad a delightful purple, but if you like to keep colors separate, add the beets last. This salads good on its own as a side dish, or as a base for pan-fried fish or chicken.

Note: Dried beans benefit from overnight (6-8 hours) soaking in water to cut down on cooking time. The value of beans will increase about 2-3 times, so make sure you cover them with plenty of water, at least 3 cups of water for every cup of beans.

I don’t use canned beans, but if you must, make sure to rinse them several times to avoid the unpleasant metallic “canned” flavor.

Serves: 4-5


  • 1 cup dried cannelloni, great northern, or kidney beans beans, soaked overnight (I used the mix of beans)
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup extra olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 4-5 medium red beets, roasted, peeled and sliced (or boiled)
  • 5-6 small potatoes, boiled in their skin and cut into bite-sized pieces (I used purple potatoes, but new potatoes would be very good for this salad)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3-4 Tbsp. fresh herbs, finely chopped (cilantro, parsley)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


Drain the soaked beans and place in a clean pot with fresh water to cover. Bring slowly to a simmer and cook until the beans are tender, about 20 – 25 minutes, depending on age of beans. Drain and while still warm, combine in a large bowl with the onion, oil, vinegar, beets, garlic, fresh herbs and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and serve at room temperature.

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    La Table De Nana
    February 19, 2015 at 12:30 am

    The colors are gorgeous,as your props are.
    You have great taste Yelena..and I love your new profile pic..we have both let our hair grow even longer:)

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    February 19, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Monique, I never had my hair that long, but my husband love long hair, so will see how far I can grow-))

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    February 19, 2015 at 7:15 am

    A flavourful and scrumptious salad.



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    Angie Schneider
    February 19, 2015 at 10:48 am

    It looks hearty and delicious. Gorgeous clicks, as always!

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    February 19, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    This is my idea of heaven Yelena. Pairing potatoes and beets and beans gives you something both scrumptious and hearty to keep you going all day. I might have to make this for my lunch at school one day soon. I reckon it would keep me firing on all mental cylinders. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe with us all 🙂

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    February 20, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Salad with beetroot! I like beetroot, very delicious and healthy vegetable. Looks very yummy!

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    Shibi Thomas
    March 6, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    This salad looks so good. I loved roasted vegetables salad. Loved the first picture!!

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