Jun 23, 2016

Russian Salad / Olivier Salad

Russian salad is a popular entree in the Russian cuisine made with diecd fruits of choice and small diced vegetables that are parboiled. The  fruits and  veggies are then tossed in a mayonaisse dressing. This salad has a texture and flavour that is completely different from the regular salads that our taste buds are used to. I should say its a little sweet rather than the regular tangy or plain ones. Its a very quick and easy recipe to make in just a few minutes

I got introduced  to this new favourite of mine when we went out for lunch with a dear friend of ours. We loved the food at this restaurant. Just ate starters and sides and we were full :). Thanks to her for suggesting this  place. The russian salad is what was very new to me. Loved every bite of it and enjoyed to the core

Wanted to recreate the recipe knowing that it was too simple not to try. Checked online for a few suggestions that might help perk up the taste and voila I got to enjoy my favourite again

Serves... 1 person
Serve option... Chilled

This is what u'll need....

Potatoes - 1 small
Carrot - 1 small
Beans - 3
Green Peas - 3 tbspn
Apple - 1/2 or 1 small
Salt, pepper and mustard powder - if using store bought mayonaisse

Here is the stir....
  • Boil water in saucepan

  • Dice carrots into small cubes. Cut beans into small pieces
  • Add carrot, potato and beans to the boiling water
  • After a couple of minutes add the green peas
  • Cook for a few minutes. Dont overcook the veggies. The salad tastes best with a little crunch
  • Turn off the flame. Drain off the water and set the veggies aside to cool
  • Meanwhile peel the apple and cut into small dices. You want to do this in the end else the apple pieces tend to brown 

  • Spoon in a tablespoon of mayonaisse into a wide bowl
  • If you are using store-bought mayonaisse then add a little bit of salt, pepper powder and mustard powder. I used homemade mayonaisse so had already in it 
  • Toss in the apple and vegetables and give it a good mix

  • Taste it and adjust as per your liking. Add another tablespoon or half tablespoon of mayonaisse and stir it in
  • Chill it in the refrigerator till ready to serve
  • Serve chilled and enjoy

                                          • Keep a little crunch in the veggies to get the best flavours
                                          • Add mayonaisse as per you liking. I liked it creamy
                                          • Add salt, pepper and mustard powder to the salad if using store-bought mayonaisse

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