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Tender cooked beets add color and sweet flavor to your usual potato salad. We recommend using golden (yellow) beets in this recipe because red beets will turn the entire dish a bright shade of pink. A tangy sour cream-yogurt dressing flavored with fresh dill and lemon brings these two root vegetables together in perfect harmony.

Robby Melvin
This Story Originally Appeared On southernliving.com

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Credit: Lemony Potato-and-Beet Salad with Dill

Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place beets in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, uncovered, until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Drain; cool 10 minutes. Peel beets, and cut into quarters (or cut into eighths if using larger beets). Place in a large mixing bowl.

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  • While beets are cooking and cooling, place potatoes, garlic, thyme, and 1 tablespoon of the salt in a medium saucepan. Add water to cover, and bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are fork-tender, about 10 minutes. Drain, discarding garlic and thyme; cool about 20 minutes. Add potatoes to cooled beets in bowl; refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 30 minutes.

  • Whisk together yogurt, sour cream, lemon zest and juice, vinegar, pepper, 1 tablespoon of the dill, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt in a small bowl until smooth and combined. Add to chilled potato-beet mixture, and toss to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tablespoon dill, and serve immediately.

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