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Try this delicious Russian Salad recipe for the holiday season

2023-11-30T14:59:49+00:00
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  • Try this Russian Salad recipe.
  • It’s also known as an Olivier Salad.
  • It’s a perfect compliment to your holiday meal.

Russian Salad, also known as an Olivier Salad, is a traditional Eastern European cold dish.

It originated in Russia at the end of the 19th century. Over time, it has become a popular side in many countries.

Naturally, regional variations have developed over time. This salad is versatile and can be customized to your personal taste.

Some people like to add additional ingredients such as onions, olives and capers.

How is it served?

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In addition to the more traditional additions, some like to give it a sweet touch by adding chopped apples.

Russian Salad is served cold and is a popular dish for celebrations, picnics and family gatherings in many countries.

The combination of flavors and textures makes it a refreshing and delicious option.

Try this Russian Salad recipe for your next holiday meal.

Ingredients for your Russian Salad recipe

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According to McCormick, this dish is a favorite all over the world.

Ingredients: 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes

2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into cubes as well as 2 hard-boiled eggs, cooked and chopped into small pieces

You’ll also need 1 cup cooked green peas (can be frozen or canned) and ½ cup pickles chopped into small cubes

Other ingredients the Russian Salad

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Other ingredients: ½ cup of cooked ham or roast chicken, cut into cubes (optional) as well as ½ cup of mayonnaise

2 tablespoons of mustard (optional), salt and pepper to taste

You can use fresh chopped parsley as a garnish for a pop of color.

Now it’s time to prepare the salad!

Instructions

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Boil the potatoes and carrots in salted water until tender but not crumbly — about 10-15 minutes.

Drain them and let them cool. In a large bowl, mix together the potatoes, carrots and chopped hard-boiled eggs.

Also mix in cooked green peas, pickles and ham or chicken (if using).

Stir everything gently to combine the ingredients.

This dish is so simple to prepare!

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In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise and mustard (if using) until smooth.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the ingredients in the large bowl and toss gently until the salad is well coated with the sauce.

Taste the salad and adjust the seasoning if necessary, adding more salt, pepper or mustard to your preference.

Serve your Russian Salad

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Cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

This allows the flavors to blend and makes the salad cool and tastier.

When serving, you can garnish with fresh chopped parsley if you wish.

This is a versatile and delicious Russian Salad recipe that can be served as a side dish or even as a main for lunch. Enjoy!

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