Delight of Traditional Russian Salad

Wed Dec 13 2023
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ISLAMABAD: Russian salad is a popular dish that originated in Russia in the 19th century. It has since become a staple in many other countries, including Pakistan, and is enjoyed in various forms worldwide.

Russian salad is quite popular in Pakistan and is served at various events, including weddings, parties, and festive gatherings. Its creamy texture and the combination of sweet and savory flavors make it a favorite among Pakistanis. The recipe’s versatility allows for customization based on personal preferences, and many households have their variations of Russian salad.

Ingredients of Russian Salad

300 gm chicken, 1 cup apple, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 cup boiled potatoes, 1/2 cup peas, 100 gm sliced pineapple, black pepper as required, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1/2 cup cream, 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 medium diced carrots, salt as required


  • Combine the boiled and diced potatoes, chicken, apple, carrots, and peas in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix mayonnaise, vegetable oil, vinegar, and cream in a separate bowl to create the dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the vegetables and chicken mixes. Gently toss everything together until well coated.
  • Season the salad with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the mayonnaise and cream quantities based on your preference.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate the Russian salad for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld. Before serving, garnish the salad with fresh dill, if desired. Serve chilled as a side dish or appetizer.

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