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Creamy Beet & Potato Salad

Creamy Beet & Potato SaladOne look at this rosy salad and you'll know why it’s served at Christmastime in Panama. Cut potatoes and beets along with hard-boiled 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.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 pounds (about 6 small) russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 (15-ounce) can whole beets in juice, drained and cut into 3/4-inch pieces*
3 hard-boiled eggs, cut into quarters or smaller pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2/3 cup (5-ounce 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)

Cooking Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!)

Makes 12 servings.

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

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.