Russian Salad – A feast for the eyes and palate!

Olivier Salad popularly known as Russian Salad is one of the most prominent dish of the Russian cuisine and quite famous in many other European & American countries. Served in different ways, this salad is a perfect amalgamation of healthy & flavorful ingredients. Rested on a crisp lettuce leaf and prepared with crispy colorful veggies, flavorful fruits, huge dollop of Mayonnaise, Fresh creams,black pepper along with a secret ingredient… Olivier aka Russian Salad is worth to die for! 🙂

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Let’s have a look on the recipe.

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients

Diced Carrots – 1 cup

Finely diced Bell Pepper ( Red, Yellow, Green ) – 1 cup

French beans – 1 cup

Olives – 1/2 cup

Fresh Pomegranate seeds – 1 cup

Sweet corn boiled – 1 cup

Fresh Apples diced – 1 cup

Cranberries (dried) – 1/2 cup

Blueberries ( dried ) – 1/2 cup

Basil leaves – 1/2 cup

Diet Mayonnaise – 1 Pack

Fresh cream – 1/2 cup

Black pepper – 1 tsp

Nutmeg powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1 tsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

Honey – 1 tsp

Recipe

Warm a pan and put 1/2 tsp of butter. Put all the veggies and simmer them for 5 minutes. Now take them on a bowl and mix it will all the fruits, olives, dried fruits. Add Mayonnaise and Fresh cream. Add all the spices, salt and sugar. Mix well. Now add honey.Mix it well. Refrigerate it for an hour.

Meanwhile, soak fresh lettuce leaves in chilled water. This will retain the crispness of the leaves.

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Art of Plating

Take the lettuce leaves and arrange them on a tray. Sprinkle basil leaves. Arrange the Russian Salad upon them. Serve it chilled! 🙂

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