Sunday, 26 April 2015

Russian Salad


Salads form a very important part of our meal. They give us some variety and much needed fibre in our diet.

Some salads work as a side dish whereas some salads can be had as a complete meal . Russian salad is one such salad . The variety of fruits n veggies included in this salad makes it a complete balanced meal option.

Though the addition of mayonnaise makes it heavy n rich you can also substitute it with low fat eggless mayonnaise. Try this delicious salad for dinner after a heavy lunch.









Ingredients :


2 ......................potatoes
1/2 cup.............pineapple cubes
1/2 cup ............apples cubes
1/2 cup............fresh green peas
1/2 cup............corn
1/2 cup............french beans ( chopped )
1 bunch............lettuce ( salad leaves)
1 cup...............mayonnaise   ( See the eggless recipe here )
                                          ( see mayonnaise-with-eggs recipe here )     




Method :



Peel the skin of the potatoes and cut them into cubes.

Clean the pineapple and remove its skin and middle rind and chop it.

Remove the core of apples and make cubes , keep the skin of apples.

Shell out the peas and corn from the cob.

Remove the strings of french beans and chop them.

In a vessel boil water and add 1 tsp salt to it.

Boil potatoes, peas, corn and french beans separately till just cooked.

All the vegetables should retain their shape and should be crisp so don't overcook them.

Drain the water and chill the cooked vegetables along with the fruits.

While serving mix 1 cup mayonnaise in the cut salad.

Serve chilled on a bed of fresh lettuce leaves.


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