Tested till perfect Russian Salad
Russian Salad
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Russian Salad

Cost: $4.45 per serving

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: August 2010

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Portion size 6 servings


  • 4 4large beetbeets, (optional)
  • 3 3potatopotatoes, peeled
  • 2 2white turnipwhite turnips, peeled
  • 3 3carrotcarrots
  • 2 cups 2cupsbite-size cauliflower floretcauliflower florets
  • 1 1cucumbercucumbers
  • 6 oz 6ozsliced ham
  • 1 1head Bibb lettuce or romaine lettuce
  • 4 4hard-cooked eggs, quartered
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh dill


  • 3/4 cup 3/4cuplight mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cuplight sour cream
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupprepared horseradish
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupchopped fresh chivefresh chives or green onions
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt and pepper
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In large pot of boiling water, cook beets (if using) until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and let cool; slip off skins. Cut into cubes.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cover and cook potatoes and turnips for 10 minutes.

Add carrots; cook, covered, until vegetables are just tender, about 15 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to ice water and chill; drain well.

Add cauliflower to pot; cook until tender-crisp, 2 to 5 minutes. Drain and chill in ice water; drain well.

Cube potatoes and turnips. Halve carrots lengthwise. Peel cucumber; cut lengthwise into quarters and remove seeds. Cut carrots and cucumber crosswise on bias into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices. Cut ham (if using) into thin strips.

In large bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the chives, the horseradish, salt and pepper. Add potatoes, turnips, carrots, cauliflower and cucumber; stir to coat well.

Trim and separate lettuce into leaves; line shallow serving bowl. Top with vegetable mixture. Arrange eggs, beets and ham over top; sprinkle with dill and remaining chives.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 300 pro 10g total fat 15g sat. fat 4g
carb 33g fibre 5g chol 139mg sodium 38mg
potassium 794mg

% RDI:

calcium 13 iron 11 vit A 75 vit C 58
folate 37
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