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How to Prepare Boiled Potatoes, Carrots, Beets for Salad

December 26th, 2008 in Tips, Advices & How-to by
Total cooking time: 1h
Skin-on Boiled Beets

Sometimes you need to boil vegetables such as potatoes, carrots or beets for your salad or other dish.

This article will help you to to make it in the right way. Make sure your vegetables still contain all important nutrients after boiling!


Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. Take a cooking pot with size enough to fit the vegetables you want to boil plus at least 2-3 inches above them.
  2. Fill cooking pot with water and put on the burner and wait until water begins to boil.
  3. Put 1 spoon of salt to the water
  4. Don’t peel vegetables, just wash them with water.
  5. Put vegetables to the boiling water and put cover on the pan.
  6. Adjust heating so water with vegetables will not bubble too much.
  7. From time to time check vegetables with knife if they are ready. Prepared vegetable will feel soft when being pierced by knife.
  8. When vegetables are ready, get them out of the water and let them cool down so you can safely peel their skins.
  9. After peeling you boiled vegetables are ready for salad!

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5 Responses to “How to Prepare Boiled Potatoes, Carrots, Beets for Salad”

  1. Sonia says:

    I boil beets in plastic bag so it won’t loose its color

  2. Annie says:

    I learned from my [American] mom to prepare vegetables and we always peeled them first. The first time I saw it done this way was my Russian friend, Olga… What do you know?

    • I believe vegetables boiled skin on preserve more nutrients and the texture which is important for the salads.

      I also like potatoes boiled skin on, cooled down to room temperature, sliced into pieces and dressed with vegetable oil, as a side dish.

      • Annie says:

        That I do! With fresh parsley and dill! Another dish I got from a Russian friend. She encouraged me to go to the Russian store in Detroit, and buy Russian oil – it does have a stronger flavor.

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