Boiled vegetables are mostly looked down upon by people, are accused of being bland and hastily tossed into the sick-food category. However, we must not forget their sundry benefits. And that tastelessness can be worked upon too, by using boiled vegetables creatively. Russian Salad is a terrific example of doing this. Also known as the Olivier Salad, this healthy dish was invented in the 1860s by L. Olivier, a Moscow native. It consists of diced boiled vegetables teamed with the evergreen pineapple, brought together by the luscious dressing of cream and mayonnaise. The vegetables should not be overcooked or mushy. The sweetness of the pineapple melds with these veggies brilliantly, and the cream adds loads of flavour to the salad. The spices can be added according to taste. Russian Salad is to be served chilled, and can also be used as a sandwich stuffing. Either way, it will open your eyes and make you appreciate the beauty of boiled vegetables.
How to make Russian Salad
|Beans, chopped||½ cup|
|Carrot, chopped||½ cup|
|Onion, chopped||¼ cup|
|Pea||4 table spoon|
|Potato, chopped||½ cup|
|Pine apple||½ cup|
|Cream||4 table spoon|
|Mayonnaise||2 table spoon|
|Black pepper||to taste|
- 1. Take a bowl add cream, mayonnaise, pepper and salt, mix well keep aside.
- 2. Take carrot, beans, potatoes and peas in a bowl and boil it with enough water.
- 3. Remove it from flame and let it cool completely.
- 4. Now add pineapple and adjust salt and pepper.
- 5. Add prepared sauce, mix well and serve chilled.