Saturday, March 26, 2011

Two Russian Salads

This is my first attempt at reverse-engineering at two of my favorite salads from the Russian grocery store. I have not tested these yet.

Russian Beet Salad (quick side dish)

This slaw is a glorious hot pink color, and surprisingly sweet, given that it contains garlic.

1 cup cooked or canned beets, chopped finely, or grated
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced, or 1 tsp dried garlic
¼ cup chopped or smashed walnuts
Salt and pepper to taste
(optional) raisins, or chopped prunes

If using fresh beets, peel, boil, and cool first. Then chop them into fine bits, or grate them using the largest holes of a cheese grater. Combine all of the ingredients, and serve!

Cucumber Radish Salad (quick side dish)

If you have ever wondered what to do with those little red radishes from the garden, this salad is a great way to use them up.

1 cup cucumber, sliced
1 cup radish, sliced
3 tbsp mayonnaise
Chopped scallions

Combine all of the ingredients and serve!

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