This is definitely a Newfoundland recipe, or at least that is the only place I have ever had this type of potato salad. If it is made in other places please let me know, I would love to hear about it. After our thanksgiving we had leftover turkey and potato so we decided to make a cold plate, which is cold leftover meat with a variety of salads. This is a great way to use up leftovers to avoid food waste.
To make this salad I don’t have a recipe, just eyeball and taste based on knowing what it should taste like.
Basically take a small (or large) bowl of leftover potatoes and mash them.
Take a jar or pickled beets (mine have a slightly sweet pickled flavour) and place beets in food processor, or chop and mash if you don’t have one. You will have this beet pulp.
Add the processed beets to the little potatoes, add a table spoon or two of the beet pickling liquid if too dry. Add a large spoonful of mayonnaise and stir
Taste and add more beet, beet liquid, mayo and salt & pepper to taste
You will have a lovely pink coloured potato salad.