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This egg salad

by Ada Parisi
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Insalata russa, ricetta tradizionale

And here we are in a classic outline: This egg salad. A traditional Italian dish but for the truth a little’ the eighties. I must confess that I do not like, but my family is the worship and there is no Christmas or New Year or Easter that can pass without the Russian salad. Consequently, although I do not like is one of the dishes I find myself always in the Christmas menu at home, obviously made by my mom.

Normally I serve Russian salad as a starter in small portions type finger food, or use as a filling for tartlets pastry crust or puff pastry aperitif or buffet, but my mother also used simply as a side dish for fish in foil or salt.

This is the simplest version of Russian salad, made only of vegetables, but you can enrich it with fish, for example boiled shrimp, and capers if you want more flavor. My brother loves it even with the chicken. Fundamental know that this dish can, on the contrary, it must, prepare in advance, because it's good after that the salad has rested for a few hours, better a full day. Obviously refrigerated and covered with plastic wrap for contact. Within two days at most should be eaten. At this point, have a look at all my CHRISTMAS RECIPES, since we're on the subject, and I wish you good day.

Insalata russa, ricetta tradizionale

RUSSIAN SALAD (easy recipe)

Portions: 6 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


2 medium potatoes

two carrots

130 grams of peas (even frozen)

3 artichoke hearts

gherkins, to taste


3 egg yolks

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

a few drops of lemon juice

Salt, to taste

250 milliliters of virgin olive oil


Russian salad

To prepare Russian salad, you first have to cook vegetables: put the artichoke hearts in water acidulated with lemon juice. If the artichokes are not in season, you can also use those in oil, but the flavor will be different, less fresh. Slice the artichokes and sauté in a pan with a little olive oil for 5-6 minutes: the artichokes must remain crisp. Boil the potatoes in salted water. Boil al dente carrots with the peel and peas.

I recommend you boil the vegetables individually, to keep the colors unchanged and then to cool everything completely before proceeding to make the Russian salad, in order to obtain more clean cuts. Peel the potatoes and cooked carrots and cut all vegetables into cubes. Thinly slice the gherkins.

Russian salad

Prepare the mayonnaise: put the yolks in a bowl, mustard and a pinch of salt and mount with the whip at maximum speed for 10 minutes, Then start adding flush the extra virgin olive oil (a fruity, so you do not have a taste too bitter or spicy. If you prefer, you can also use sunflower oil) continue beating until mixture is thick and glossy. Finally Combine a few drops of lemon juice and salt.

Put all the vegetables in a bowl and stir in the mayonnaise, stirring gently. Store Russian salad in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap for food in contact until the time of use. You can serve it in single-portion cups for starter, decorating it with boiled quail eggs and gherkins, and accompanying it with toast as I did, or use it to stuff Canapé of puff pastry, rich shortcrust pastry tarts or as a side dish for fish.


To prepare the Russian salad you can also use mayonnaise ready, as long as a high-quality mayonnaise, prepared preferably with a part of extra virgin olive oil. There are two or three on the market quite well done, mayonnaises to be as large retailers, such as Calvé Refined or Biffi.

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Данила January 1, 2014 - 09:28

Только майонез правильнее взбивать на маленькой скорости миксера.

Sicilians creative in the kitchen January 1, 2014 - 14:08

Hallo and welcome to my blog. "I don't know" russina so I can answer in English: You have to mount the mayonnaise at maximum speed on mixer. Have a good 2014, ADA

GIO December 27, 2013 - 11:54

ADA you are really special! Make me want to cook me too that, normally, I keep a safe distance from stoves and cookware! I'll try this egg salad for new year's Eve and then…Obviously …I'll let you know!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 27, 2013 - 12:43

Hello Giò! But it should be, This is incredibly, make no mistake! Get her ready for the new year and let me know. I wish you a beautiful 2014!

MGio ' December 26, 2013 - 01:02

Here is finally a Russian salad by the living colors !!!
To date, my salad had the dull colors..
Next time I'm’ following your advice.
Thank you very much, ADA.
I forgot… Happy birthday !!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 26, 2013 - 12:14

Happy birthday!!! The only secret is to cook vegetables separately and al dente and your cake will be very lively! Then you can customize it by adding other vegetables, as the beans if they are in season, or fish. I really like with prawns! Happy new year, ADA


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