Recipe by Travinka
"A Russian potato salad with the difference of adding beets and carrots! Use balsamic vinegar instead of champagne vinegar for a different version."
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dill pickles, diced
salt to taste
green onions, chopped
In the traditional version you never add vinegar or green onions. Though it's good to mention that people from different regions of Russia had their own versions. Instead of green onions we always used white onion. Adding a fresh cucumber or frying potatoes like other reviewers did is a big no no. People, you can change whatever you want, but you can't rate than the recipe correctly or call it authentic! A tip: dice the ingredients into smaller pieces - you will have better presentation and better absorption of the flavors. Also, let the salad sit in your fridge over night - this will allow flavors to blend better.
I did not care for this recipe.
My Russian wife from Yoshkar-Ola says that dill pickles are only served on the side and green onions are never served with the dish nor is the vinegar used. Those items are scarce in Russia. This recipe I tried is fantastic but not authentic.
I did my own take on this recipe. I boiled the beets, and fried the potato and carrots. I used a cucumber and dill weed in place of the pickles. It turned out nicely! Thanks for inspiring me to create a twist of your recipe!
I am not really sure beets will be ready in 30 minutes. It usually takes hours to make beets tender and ready to use. The other tip - cube the veggies when they cool off, potatos won't stick to other veggies and it won't look like a mess ;-) Good luck~!
it is an authentic russian recipe. I live in Russia. That's exactly how it's made!
Great recipe. I used mayonnaise instead of the vinegar and oil and added some finely sliced dill. It was excellent and everyone cleaned their plate!
I love it but with some changes! The salad calls for sauerkraut and onions (not only green). Also you can add kidney beans and mustard. And the best oil here is sunflowerseed oil. Vinegar is not a must. Actually I can't imagine the taste of the salad with any kind of vinegar.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Russian Beet and Potato Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 63
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