Russian salad. Garland of bread with cotechino

Difficult to say which is the classic recipe of the Russian salad, there are numerous versions, both in the most accredited sources and in Italian families. A recipe of the Silver Spoon of a few decades ago provided for the use, as well as of potatoes, carrots, peas And gherkins, including cauliflower florets, green beans and beetroot. Someone season the vegetables with vinegar, before adding the mayonnaise, while in other versions mustard is found in the mayonnaise.

Hard-boiled eggs, which are traditionally used to decorate, in some recipes they are chopped and added to diced vegetables. And let’s not open the jelly chapter to complete the Christmas version. In short, the best Russian salad is the family one. Here we propose one version simple to accomplish and enough classical: make the appropriate variations if you wish.

But is Russian salad Russian? In truth, the origins of this dish are controversial, we know for sure that in the Russian version there was also chicken among the ingredients!

We recommend that you follow the mayonnaise recipe and prepare it yourself. We also suggest you double the doses of the recipe: it is better to be generous with the quantities because Russian salad in a workmanlike manner must be soft and the vegetables should be wrapped in the right amount of mayonnaise. And finally remember that the doses of vegetables must also be calibrated to your tastes.

OTHER TASTY RECIPES: Russian salad with thermomix, Capricious salad

Preparation time
60 min
Cooking time

60 min

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How to prepare: Russian salad

Preparation Russian salad - Step 1

Preparation Russian salad - Step 1

To prepare Russian salad you need to cook the vegetables. You can cook them in cubes or whole and cut them later. The peas have a quick cooking time so boil them separately (for the time indicated on the package if you use them frozen). In this case the vegetables were cooked whole to keep them firmer and more compact. Let them cool. Meanwhile, prepare the mayonnaise and add it to the vegetables once cooled.

Preparation Russian salad - Step 2

Preparation Russian salad - Step 2

Stir to completely blend the vegetables and mayonnaise. Cover it with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours. It is essential that the Russian salad rest before being served to obtain a tasty and savory result. Russian salad can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days.