Monday, January 12, 2015

Russian Salad

I made my favorite salad this morning to give to a vegetarian friend tomorrow.  This is best made a day ahead so the flavors can develop.
 This takes a lot of dicing but it is well worth the effort.  Dice about 10 carrots in 1/4 inch pieces.  Cook them in boiling water with 2 tsp. of salt and 2 tsp. of sugar until they soften enough to stick a toothpick into the middle of one easily. Drain and spray with cold water.  Place them in a large bowl.

 Add 1 large diced onion.  All the vegetables should be cut into the same size.


 Add 1 bag of peas, 8 diced hard boiled eggs, 2 cups of corn, 6 medium red potatoes (cubed and cooked like the carrots but omitting the sugar), 1/3 cup of diced fresh dill and 1/4 cup of diced fresh parsley.  Add 3 diced dill pickles.

Add 1/2 cup of mayonnaise and 1/3 cup of sour cream.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  The salad should be on the dry side so add more or less mayo and sour cream as needed.  When you scoop the salad on to a plate it should hold together.

12 comments:

CalamityJr said...

That sounds delicious! That just may go on my menu this week. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes.

Mary Ann said...

Gosh darn it, do you make ANYTHING that doesn't look delicious! ??????

And by the way, I am not a robot. :-)

Susan said...

What Mary Ann said! That sounds so good - but I will have to either wait a year, or wait until I have all those ingredients in my garden...

Laurie M said...

I have never heard of this but I like it!! I 'll have to make it!!!

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

First time I hear about Russian salad, just by reading the name I though it must be beetroots in them :-) So wrong I was :-) Looks tasty so this is a must try!

Have a great day!
Christer.

TARYTERRE said...

Never heard of it. Looks interesting and TASTY.

Guillaume said...

It might sound silly, but I never thought there could be such a thing as a Russian salad. And well, this one could not be any other kind of salad than a Russian one.

Guillaume said...

Oh and my wife is vegetarian, although in general does not like salad. I might try this one on her: she has a bit of Russian blood.

lady M said...

yummy - this looks good.

Kay said...

This looks so delicious AND healthy!

Loli said...

We make it at least once a year - on New Year's eve. My mom is Russian.
It's called Olivier salad.

Loli said...

Oh, and here in Japan they have a similar one, called Hokkaido potato salad. We have to use pickeled cucumbers, boiled carrots and Hokkaido potatoes :)