Russian Tomato Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Dories Lori

We were served this at our host’s dacha (country home) in Russia – Nina grew her own tomatoes, garlic and dill there. It is very simple, but you Must have tasty tomatoes! It looks awesome on a platter, and I have brought this to gatherings and received numerous complements. No measurements are given because you can make a little or a lot – and only 3 or 4 ingredients.

Top Review by Elmotoo

What an easy, lovely side dish! I was looking around for Russian recipes using what i had in the house in honor of the Olympic games in Sochi. I had a few very nice tomatoes that needed to get used so this was perfect! I used 1 garlic clove spread out over 3 small tomatoes, sliced. A sandwich baggie worked fine for me except I cut the hole too big & ended up with blobs of mayo. I then sprinkled on some dried dill. Everyone loved it. Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the tomatoes into thick (approx. 3/8”) slices, and place on a platter. They mostly should not overlap. Save the ends for nibbling.
  2. If using garlic, discard the center green shoot, and finely chop the garlic. Rub it over the tops of the tomato slices. I personally like the garlic, but I go easy – even a little can be strong/spicy.
  3. Put some mayo in the corner of a quart Freezer bag (not a snack, sandwich or storage bag – you need a strong bag.) Snip a small corner off the bag. (Fun Idea - could use a frosting tip for fun effects.).
  4. This is the fun part :-) Squeeze the mayo attractively onto the tomatoes. I use ribbons, stripes, swirls, etc. Nina used Lots of mayo, but you can use as much or little as you like.
  5. Sprinkle liberally with chopped dill. I might also sprinkle with some salt and pepper.

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