Russian Salad

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

Yet another recipe from the 500 ALL-TIME GREAT RECIPES cookbook, but I've tweaked it a bit, making the anchovies optional, VERY OPTIONAL for me, at least!

Top Review by Kittencalrecipezazz

there is a little prep work to this but the extra time spent is well worth it, I made this using scallops instead of the shrimp, I didn't have any fava beans so I used red kidney beans and that worked well, the flavors blended together nicely, I added in 1 teaspoon garlic powder to the mayo/lemon mixture and I did use the anchovies as they are one of my favorite foods and add them to many recipes, great recipe Syd thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice mushrooms thinly, then cut into matchsticks.
  2. Combine mayo & lemon juice.
  3. Fold half the mayo mixture into the mushrooms & shrimp, then add dill pickle & season to taste with salt & pepper.
  4. Bring large saucepan of salted water to boil, then add fava beans & cook 3 minutes.
  5. Drain & cool under running water, then pinch beans between thumb & forefinger to release them from their tough skins.
  6. Boil potatoes 20 minutes & the remaining vegetables for 6 minutes.
  7. Drain & cool under running water.
  8. Toss vegetables with oil & divide among 4 shallow bowls.
  9. Spoon on the dressed shrimp & place a hard-cooked egg in the center.
  10. OPTIONAL ~ If using anchovies, cut into fine strips & with 2 strips make an X on top of each egg, then sprinkle with paprika.

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