Beet Salad in Yogurt Sauce

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Beet Salad in Yogurt Sauce

Beet Salad in Yogurt Sauce
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: MM User
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetables
Meal Type: Salads & Dressings


3 medium or 6 small Beets (1 pound total) with tops removed
1/2 cup Water
1/4 cup plain fat-free Yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh Dill or Cilantro leaves
1/2 tablespoon red wine Vinegar
1 teaspoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black Pepper


Place the beets and water in a microwave-safe plastic bag. Set the bag in a glass bowl, loosely close the bag and place the bowl in a microwave oven.

Cook on high until tender when pierced with the point of a sharp knife. About 8-15 minutes depending on the size of the beets.

Set aside until cool enough to handle.

Peel the beets and cut into slices 3/8" thick.

Combine the yogurt, dill or cilantro, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl large enough to hold the beets. Add the beet slices while they are still lukewarm and mix thoroughly. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 19
Total Fat: 0
Saturated Fat: 0
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 273 g
Carbohydrates: 4 g
Protein: 1 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 23 g

Cook's Notes:

The beets will turn the yogurt mixture pink. Options include layering the beet slices with the yogurt to keep the colors separated, at least for a little while before serving.