Russian Salad

"Greeks love 'Rossiki Salata', a yummy potato/vegetable salad bound with more mayonnaise than you'd think possible (add mayonnaise as per your liking - in Greece they use A LOT of it). Try making your own mayonnaise for this."
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  • 3 large potatoes, boiled al dente
  • 2 carrots, cooked al dente
  • 1 cup peas, cooked
  • 1 cup corn, cooked
  • 2 large beets, cooked al dente
  • 14 cup small caper
  • 8 gherkins, cut into small dice
  • 1 12 cups mayonnaise, plus some extra to 'ice' the salad


  • Cut all the vegetables into small dice (leave peas and corn whole).
  • Transfer everything to a large bowl and stir carefully to combine.
  • Adjust seasoning by adding salt and pepper to taste.
  • Put in a pretty bowl and spread over top with a thin layer of mayonnaise to'frost'.
  • Decorate with some cooked carrot strips, sliced olives, capers and gherkin strips.

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  1. sugarpea
    Tell the Greeks Americans like this too, and thanks for sharing it! Beautiful colors, wonderful flavors. Soft, crunchy, sweet, sour, ououou! I made a small version for the two of us and decided to just fold the lite mayo in. Big mistake. We had pink Russian salad, so follow the recipe and frost the salad with the mayo. Oh, and don't add the beets until just before you serve the salad.
  2. iLuv2cook 2
    Excellent Rossiki Salata! I use to always buy store-bought, NOT any more! This was so simple to put together. I must confess, I omitted the BEETS for personal preference. I add a Box of Frozen Mixed Veggies (ie~Peas/Carrots/Corn). I also added boiled/ chopped up egg, in addition to the other ingredients EV mentions! Came out AWESOME ~ THANKS !


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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