Easy Russian salad

Easy Russian salad

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 8 mins


With cold meats
This easy Russian salad is the perfect accompaniment to leftover meat, or great on its own also

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (salad only)

  • kcal124
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre4g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.55g


  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into small chunks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 3 waxy potatoes, cut into small chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • mugful frozen peas
  • 6 small cornichons or gherkins, sliced
  • 2 rounded tbsp light mayonnaise
  • a little chopped parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Cook the carrots and potatoes in a pan of boiling salted water for 4 mins, then throw in the peas and cook for 4 mins more until all the vegetables are tender. Drain, cool for a few mins, then tip into a bowl with the cornichons, mayonnaise and parsley, if using. Mix well and season to taste. Delicious with leftover roast beef or lamb, wedges of pork pie or cold sliced ham or chicken.

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SuzieA's picture
26th Feb, 2018
Lovely! I’ve made this a couple of times now, once served cool with a different selection of cold meat. Tonight warm with thick cut bacon joints. Really went well with both. Satisfying and tasty and so quick to do.
30th Oct, 2012
This is a very lovely salad. When I was young I loved Heinz vegetable salad in the tin. This is the nearest thing to it - I love it!
14th Jan, 2012
It is really too Easy Russian salad.
20th May, 2011
this salad is very popular in Spain, i always add green beans, boiled eggs and tuna, yum!
7th Aug, 2009
helen i do remember the canned salads and they were made by heinz. funnily enough my sister was looking for them the other day as they are ideal to have in store when you live on your own.Unfortunatly couldn,t find it.
28th Jul, 2009
Does anyone remember the canned variety of this you could get in the 60s / 70s ? Was it by Heinz? Can you still get it anywhere?
28th Jul, 2009
Masha: I believe Russian Salad was invented by Marguerite Patten just after the end of World War II. Maybe its called Russian in honour of Britain's Soviet allies. I dont know!
20th Jul, 2009
Rick Stein recommends the veg are cut up small after cooking and then cooled - for better flavour... this way the flavours are not lost in cooking.
16th Aug, 2008
Very tasty salad!!! I also added a few diced eggs and some chive in the salad...
7th Aug, 2008
Please tell me why is it Russian salad?? It's absolut wrong of what we do!!!!


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Megan MS
9th Jul, 2020
How many is this recipe supposed to serve? It lists nutritional info "per serving" but it doesn't seem to say how many servings this recipe makes.
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