Russian Salad: The Mother Of Salads

When we think of salad, we would typically connect it with a healthy diet or a bowl of leafy foods with no sugar or carbs in it. Yet, did you know, the meaning of salad is really a dish blended with little bits of food. This means that salad can contain a wide range of anything edible.


The Russian Salad is the staple of any Soviet holiday dinner, particularly of a Novy God also known as the New Year's Eve supper to the degree that its quality was considered the equal of Soviet Champagne or mandarin oranges, because of its accessibility during winter. Despite the fact that more intriguing food sources are generally available in Russia now, the prominence of Russian Salad has scarcely decreased: this plate of mixed greens is possibly still the most customary dish for the New Year festivity among Russians.


This is a basic serving of mixed greens created in the eighteenth century by Lucien Olivier and broadly recreated all through Eastern Europe. Throughout the hundreds of years, various areas of Eastern Europe have fostered their own varieties of this serving of salad, however, a few core ingredients are typical to them all: potatoes, eggs, carrots, pickles, onions, peas, and a mayonnaise-based dressing. In any case, here are a few things you probably didn't know about this delicacy:

  • Lucien Olivier, the one who made this praised salad is of Belgian origin.

  • The exact authentic recipe remains a secret to today

  • The mysterious recipe of the first Olivier salad was once stolen by one of Lucien Olivier's sous chefs named Ivan Ivanov. In any case, his duplicate couldn't outperform Olivier salad's taste since certain ingredients were missing from the dressing.

  • The authentic Olivier salad is quite possibly the costliest dish in Russia since some of the ingredients are seasonal and rare

  • The original recipe of the Olivier salad incorporated no potatoes, however now the dish is broadly known as Russian potato salad.



So, without further ado, we introduce this recipe with a little bit of our own taste in the hope that it will end up being your new most loved potato salad.

Ingredients for Russian Salad:

  • Milky Mist Probiotic Curd - 200 gms

  • Milky Mist UHT Cream - ½ cup

  • Red apple - 1 medium

  • Carrot - 1 medium

  • French beans - 4-5

  • Potato - 1 medium

  • Green peas - ¼ cup

  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp

  • Toasted walnuts - for garnishing

  • Crushed black peppercorns - as per taste

  • Salt - as per taste



Don't worry if you are missing a few ingredients, the blend of vegetables can differ, and even natural products like apple and pineapple can be added. Also, cooked chicken or fish can likewise be utilized. But our chef on this Milky Mist Video is for a vegetarian salad and our Milky Mist Probiotic Curd makes for the healthiest curd ready for intake. And not to mention the smooth and uniform texture of Milky Mist UHT cream that uplifts the taste with its dose of freshness.


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