1. Boil beets for 45 minutes in a small pot. In a separate pot, boil potatoes, carrots for 25 minutes.
2. Remove all ingredients from boiling water, let them cool off.Another way to cook ingredients is by baking them in the oven. Wrap beets, carrots and potatoes in foil and bake them at 400F for 30- 45 minutes. Carrots and potatoes will cook sooner, check with fork to see when they are cooked thoroughly. Clean beets, potatoes, and carrots. Grate separately on a cheese grater. Slice herring and onion into small pieces.Using small cup or a bowl, layer it in this order. Beets, mayo, carrots, onions, herring, potatoes. With a knife, separate salad from he sides of the dish. Flip dish over carefully removing the salad, spread some mayo on top in thin layer. Keep refrigerated until you serve. An easier way to layer salad, when you are in a hurry, is by using deep ceramic dish. Placing potatoes, onions, herring, carrots, mayo, beets and top with mayo. Before you serve, cut it into small pieces.