Russian Salad

Hands down, this is my favorite salad. It is not eaten much in the USA but it is popular in Europe and Canada. It takes a while to chop everything up into uniform size but it is well worth the effort. I just turn on the TV and chop away.

Peal and dice into small cubes 6 carrots. Toss them into some boiling water into which you have added 2 tsp. of salt and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Boil just until they are soft enough to chew but still have a bit of bite. I test mine with a toothpick. If it goes in without much resistance, they are done. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Dice 6 large red potatoes into small cubes. You really want everything to be as close to the same size as possible. Boil them in salted boiling water and use the toothpick test to tell if they are done. Drain and set aside to cool.

Mix the carrots with a large bag of boiled peas.

Add the potatoes.

Mix in 8 hard boiled eggs chopped into small chunks. Add 1 medium onion chopped into small dice.

Add 1/3 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup of mayonnaise. This salad should be on the dry side so add the sour cream and mayo a little at a time. The right consistency is achieved when a large scoop of salad can stand on it's own without falling apart. Add 1/4 c. of diced parsley and 1/3 cup of diced fresh dill. Ad 1/2 T. of cracked black pepper and salt. Taste first to determine how much salt you need. Add 3-4 cubed dill pickles.

This is seriously delicious. If you have never tried Russian salad, you really should. I make this a day in advance so the flavors can mingle.


Yalco (Chris) said…
This salad looks great! I will give it a try. Perfect side dish or light lunch.

BTW: Made your Devil Poppers for our Super Bowl Chili Feed at work, and they were a huge hit. A friend and co-worker made them for her Super Bowl party, and she got the same raves.

Thanks again for sharing!
Anonymous said…
Yes those things are popular over here. I don´t think I´ve seen this one before though. But we have a similar, without the potatoes but with more mayo. But I tend to fail when doing these myself.

Have a great day now!
Pricilla said…
It is almost goat salad....
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Sharon Lovejoy said…
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Rosemary said…
How do you do it? Come up with such great recipes.. another I just have to try.
Zedral Z said…
Oh, yeah, I remember this from Turkey :)
What a wonderful combination of vegetables. I will certainly be making this.

I forgot to tell you how much my brother and Edie love your Rustic Irish Cabbage Soup. For those of you who haven't made it, it is fabulous.
another winner...i have never seen this salad before...can't wait to try looks wonderful....

would go good with our bbqed steak tonight....
Farmchick said…
I am not familiar with this salad, but it looks delicious.
Yummy! I'll be right over!

Thanks for sharing!

Have a fine evening!

xoxo to "Teddy Snow Angel".
Roz said…
My best friend from Lithuania makes this with meat - ham or chicken or turkey, cut to the same size as the veggies. Delish!