Russian Salad

Russian Salad
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Partially boiled veggies and chopped fruits in generous portions of mayonnaise and cream, the Russian salad is extremely easy to make at home and is a great side-dish that can be served for formal get-togethers.

Ingredients

  • Mixed vegetables, chopped into small pieces                  2-1/2 cups

  (Carrots, French Beans, Potato, Peas)

  • Pineapple, chopped (fresh or canned)                            1/2 cup
  • Mayonnaise                                                                  1/2 cup
  • Fresh Cream (not thick)                                                 1/2 cup
  • Sugar                                                                           1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt                                                                              To taste
  • Freshly ground Black Pepper                                         To taste

Procedure

  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.

Tip: You may even add some sweet corn to the salad.

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

Serves: 8 – 10

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