Russian Salad

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Par boiled veggies and chopped fruits tossed in generous portions of mayo and cream, the Russian salad is very easy to make at home and is a great side-dish that can be served for formal get togethers. A personal favorite, this salad gives a sweet tangy taste you’ll want to have over and over again.

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  • 2-1/2 cups Mixed vegetables, chopped into small pieces
    (Carrots, French Beans, Potato, Peas)
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple, chopped (fresh or canned)                            
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise                                                                  
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cream (not thick)                                                
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar                                                                          
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste

Procedure for making Russian Salad

  1. Place an open saucepan filled with water on medium-high heat. As soon as it comes to a boil, add the chopped carrots, French beans and peas.
  2. Let them partially boil to a soft yet not completely squishy state.
  3. Boil the potato pieces separately. These should be completely boiled because partially boiled potatoes will spoil the salad’s taste.
  4. Place all ready chopped vegetables in a large bowl and add the chopped pineapple pieces. Toss to combine.
  5. Add the mayonnaise, cream and sugar. Also sprinkle the salt and pepper.
  6. Combine everything well and then cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
  7. Refrigerate the salad for at least an hour. Serve chilled.
  8. Arrange torn lettuce leaves and chopped cucumber pieces in a ring on the edges of the serving platter and spoon the salad in between. Serve chilled.

Preparation Time: 25 – 30 minutes (excluding refrigeration time)

Serves: 8 – 10

Cook’s Tip:

You may even add some boiled Sweet Corn to the salad.

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