3 medium size beets
2 tb sp vegenaise or mayonnaise
½ cup pecan halves
½ cup dry prunes
1 glove of garlic or more to taste
Salt to taste
Wash the beets but don’t peal the skin off. Put in a pot with water to cook or steam for about 1 hr or less. Don’t overcook to preserve the nutrients. They are ready when the knife goes in easily.
Put garlic, prunes, salt, and pecans in a food processor. Mix.
Peal the skin from the beets and shred them. Combine everything into one bowl and add vegenaise.
Enjoy and let me know if you like it! It is a special salad for all the Russians and I don’t remember one holiday in my childhood when we didn’t have it on the table. I remember, adults used to pack it up with garlic!