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russian "vinegret" ( beet salad,my low fat version)


Here's a low fat version of my Grandma Katrina's russian beet salad called "vinegret" enjoy!

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  • 1 lb cooked beets, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream fat free
  • 4 tbs mayonnaise fat free
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful chopped fresh dill or parsley for garnish
  • 1-2 scallions
  • 1-2 dill pickles
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 small cucumber peeled and cubed
  • extra virgin olive oil


Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1


Bring some water to a boil,(boil beets like you would potatoes) put beets in the pan and simmer until the beets are tender easily pierced with a knife--45 minutes to an hour. Let it cool.

Cube the beets into a salad bowl. Add the following, cubed, 1 small, peeled cucumber;(I substituted the cucumber for potatoes in the original recipe for a lower fat version) 1-2 scallions; 1 hardboiled egg; 1-2 good dill pickles; and a handful of fresh dill

For the dressing, I used a combo of a little extra virgin olive oil, juice of half a lemon, fat free sour cream, fat free mayo, salt and pepper.and a pinch of sugar. ( about 3-4 tablespoons, I usually eyeball it.)

Mix all ingredients together, chill for at least 20 minutes before serving and enjoy!

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  • Pizza Dough (homemade or store bought)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pizza sauce
  • Cured ham, shredded
  • 4 eggs
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh basil


  1. Roll out the dough
  2. Use a small bowl to cut the dough into rounds
  3. Add shredded cheese
  4. Place in oven on an oven tray afr 10 min at 355°F
  5. Put each dough round into a ramekin
  6. Add 1 tbsp pizza sauce, a handful of shredded cured ham 
  7. Break an egg into each pizza
  8. Top with sliced cherry tomatoes and a basil leaf
  9. Place in oven for another 15 mins at 355°F
  10. Garnish with parsley and a pinch of pepper
  11. Serve and enjoy!

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