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Hello friends and fellow foodies!!

Some days ago, looking at how popular the potato salad recipe had become, I realized that one of the most popular recipes in traditional contemporary Dominican cuisine had not been published yet: “Russian salad”!

Years ago, when I worked as exchange visitor for the YMCA of Greater New York, I made many friends, most of which I still stay in touch with (Thank God for Facebook!) Once, while chatting with a great Russian friend, the conversation ended in food (as almost all my conversations!) When I shared that there was a salad in my country called “Russian”, she quickly asked me to explain the ingredients and how it was made. I didn’t really expect what came after: The “Russian” salad is genuinely Russian. It is a common recipe in Russia. Go figure!

The Russian salad is very similar to a common potato salad. But some ingredients can make a great difference!

The ratio depends on your taste. Most people use a four to one potato to other ingredients ratio, but you don’t have to go that way!

Some people use a one to one potato to boiled eggs ratio and end up with a delicious egg salad that needs almost no mayonnaise as the yolk creams and largely compensates.

Other people (Me included) increase the beet ratio, which gives a sweet flavor to the salad, while adding color. Adjust to your taste!

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Servings: 4


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  1. Boil the potatoes, carrots and beets and mix them with the other chopped ingredients and those canned and we add mayonnaise.
  2. Remember to boil the beets separated and whole to avoid them losing color.
  3. Add a bit of sour orange or lemon juice and rectify the salt.
  4. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 111g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 75  
Calories from Fat 12 16%
Total Fat 1.31g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.39g 2%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Potassium 329mg 9%
Total Carbs 13.53g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 8%
Sugars 3.28g 2%
Protein 3.07g 5%




  • Salad Foodie
    January 9, 2012
    This is reminiscent of a salad Mom used to make, and which I have never duplicated (think there may be a rainy day project here.) Hers had simple ingredients, and she just called it "Beet Salad." It featured pickled beets and hard cooked eggs with a mayo dressing. Might have had some onion and celery in there too. It was a delicious and special salad. Thanks for your posting which stirred up memories I need to explore.
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