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Recipe for Salata Rossiki – Russian Salad

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Russian salad, also known as Olivier salad, is originally from Russia, but can be found on almost any menu in Greece. Many other cultures also serve some form of the Russian salad, but their recipes often include meat. In Greece, the Russian salad is not served with any kind of meat.

Russian Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup, boiled and finely cut potatoes
  • 1/2 cup, dry and boiled red beans
  • 1/2 cup green beans
  • 1 cup fresh or canned green peas
  • 1 cup boiled and cut beets
  • 1/2 cup boiled and cut carrots
  • 1 tablespoon cubed pickles
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Parsley
  • 2 -4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 -3 cups mayonnaise
  • Olives

Instructions to Make Russian Salad:

Boil each kind of vegetable separately, drain, let cool and wash very well (especially the beet roots). Cut all in small pieces (preferably in cubes) including the eggs, pickles, etc.

Keep some beets, carrots, egg slices, pickles and capers for garnishing.

Put the ingredients in a bowl, salt and pepper them. Add half of the mayonnaise. Place all in a salad bowl or on a platter, giving it a mound-like shape and spread it carefully with the remaining mayonnaise.

Decorate the surface of the mayonnaise with finely cut beets, pickles, parsley, carrots and olives.

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