Saturday, September 4

Vinaigrette Salad, Another Russian Classic


This is one of those perfectly healthy and deadly delicious example from Russian cuisine that I made following my mother's instructions. I had a huge craving for it all day and since I failed to convince my mother that today was the perfect day to make this salad when I come over for a visit I had no choice than make it myself. It tastes just like I remembered...


1 beet

2 carrots

3 potatoes

3 small cucumbers

2 marinated cucumbers

1 apple, peel skin

a bit of lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste

olive oil for dressing

First boil beet, carrots and potatoes in their skin. Beet separately from the others and give it 20-25 minutes. Carrots and potatoes may be boiled together, takes about 15 minutes. Meanwhile grate cucumbers, marinated cucumbers and apple. When beet, carrots and potatoes are done, cool under cold water and peel skin. Then grate as was done with other vegetables. Add fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil and mix everything. And ready it is!

P.S. I think the original recipe also includes head cabbage, but I forgot to add it and to be honest the salad is perfectly fine without it.


Kairi said...

nom-nom! i'll try it out tonight.

Pille said...

Mulle meeldib ikka kapsaga variant väga (hapukapsaga siis), aga kindlasti on ka nii mõnus!