Salads

Carrot-Garlic Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 02/03/2007 - 13:03.
Ingredients:

3 medium carrots
5 garlic cloves
½ cup sour cream, yogurt, or mayonnaise
1 hard-boiled egg
½ tsp sugar
Salt on taste

Method:

Peel and grate carrots.
Grate garlic together with salt and sugar.
Mix carrots and garlic.
Pour sour cream over the mix.
Mix well.
Peel the egg, and cut it into half-rings.
Put the carrot-garlic mix in a salad bowl, decorate with egg slices, and serve.

Beet – Prune Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 01/20/2007 - 10:48.
Ingredients:

2 medium beets
½ cup dried prunes
1 cup walnuts
2 tbsp raisins
Mayonnaise on taste

Method:

Boil the beets until readiness, peel, and grate.
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the prunes, let to sit for 30 minutes, then drain, remove pits, and cut the prunes into small cubes.
Pour ½ cup boiling water over the raisins, let sit for 1 minute, then drain.
Grate walnuts, mix them with all the other ingredients, and mix well.

Winter Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 01/06/2007 - 09:42.
Ingredients:

½ lb boiled meat
2/3 lb boiled potatoes
3 medium pickled cucumbers
1 hard-boiled egg
Mayonnaise on taste
1 medium boiled beet
1 medium boiled carrot
2 tbsp pickled fruits or berries
2 tbsp meat jelly

Method:

Cut the meat, potatoes, and cucumbers into same-size cuts.
Grate the egg.
Mix the meat, potatoes, egg, and cucumbers with the mayo.
Put the mix in the middle of a large flat plate.
Cut peeled beets and carrots into decorative pieces (stars, stripes, rings, etc.)
Put the vegetable cuts around the salad.
Cut the meat jelly into cubes.
Sprinkle the salad with meat jelly cubes and pickled berries, and serve.

“White Birch” Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 01/06/2007 - 09:41.
Ingredients:

1 cup boiled chicken breast cut into medium cubes
1 green apple, peeled and thinly grated
3 boiled egg whites thinly grated
1 shallot onion, peeled, cut into half-rings, and fried for 2 minutes with vegetable oil
¼ lb grated cheese
Mayonnaise and greens on taste

Method:

Put a layer of fried onions in a salad bowl, sprinkle with mayo.
Put a boiled chicken meat layer over it, sprinkle with mayo.
Put the next layer of grated egg whites, cover with mayo.
Put the next layer of grated apple.
Put the next layer of grated cheese over it, cover with mayo.
Decorate with greens, let sit for 1 hour at room temperature, or for up to 12 hours in a refrigerator, and serve.

"Happy New Year" Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 12/31/2006 - 01:01.
Ingredients for 2:

0.25lb boiled chicken breast
0.5 can yellow corn
3-4 boiled potatoes
1 English cucumber (or 2 medium brined cucumbers)
Cauliflower 1/8 lb

Smoked fish – Potato Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 12/23/2006 - 11:05.
Ingredients:

1 lb smoked fish (cold smoked preferably)
0.5 lb boiled potatoes
2 hard-boiled eggs
2 tbsp horseradish (optional)
0.5 lb mayonnaise (or sour cream sauce, or sour cream-mayo mix)
Dill and parsley greens on taste

Method:

Cut skinless and boneless smoked fish fillets into small pieces.
Grate eggs, and, optionally, horseradish.
Peel and cut potatoes into medium cubes.
Mix all ingredients, put in a salad bowl, and decorate with the greens.

Rainbow Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 12/09/2006 - 09:57.
Ingredients:

Any green salad bag
1 English cucumber
1 red sweet pepper
1 orange sweet pepper
1 yellow sweet pepper
0.5 lb cherry tomatoes
1 large blue (violet) onion
¼ lb crumbled or cubed Feta

For dressing:

Dill, Italian parsley, onions greens
Baked sesame seeds
Baked sunflower seeds
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp grated garlic

Method:

Peel and slice peppers, onion, cucumber.
Mix all salad ingredients.
Blend all dressing ingredients.
Pour the dressing over the salad, and mix well.
Serve immediately.

Herring Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 12/09/2006 - 09:56.
Ingredients:

4 medium boiled potatoes
2 medium boiled beets
2 large herring fillets (de-boned, skinless)
1 medium shallot onion
3 tbsp grated cheese
3 hard-boiled eggs
Mayonnaise and vegetable oil on taste

Method:

Peel potatoes, cut into medium cubes.
Place a layer of potato cubes on a serving dish, sprinkle with vegetable oil.
Slice 1 herring fillet into small cuts,
Put them over the potato layer.
Peel onions, cut into small cubes, and put 1/3 on the herring layer.
Put a thin layer of mayo over the onions.
Peel and grate egg whites and egg yolks separately.
Put a layer of grated egg whites over the mayo layer.
Peel and grate beets.
Put ½ grated beets, as a layer over the egg whites layer.
Continue putting the next layers in the same order (potato – herring – onions – mayo – egg whites – beets) until ingredients run out.
Decorate with a mayonnaise layer, sprinkle with grated cheese and grated egg yolks.

Orange Color Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 11/25/2006 - 10:21.
Ingredients:

3 large boiled carrots
3 eggs (or 9 quail eggs)
1 pack crabmeat imitation
Mayonnaise on taste
3-9 tbsp grated cheese (or tofu) - on taste

Method:

Peel and grate carrots.
Peel and cut eggs (quail ones in two halves, chicken ones into half-rings), or grate them.
Cut crabmeat imitation into small cubes.
Mix all ingredients and serve.

Cauliflower salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 11/18/2006 - 10:20.
Ingredients:

1 cauliflower
½ lb boiled chicken meat
½ lb boiled beef
½ lb boiled green peas (possibly, from a can)
2 medium cucumbers (fresh, or salted, or pickled)
3 hard-boiled eggs
2 boiled potatoes

Method:

Cut the cauliflower into medium flowers, put in boiling water, and boil for 5 minutes.
Cut all ingredients into medium cubes, mix them, add mayo, salt, and pepper on taste.
Mix well.

Note:

You can make a vegetarian version of this salad (with no meat, but with fresh cucumbers and tomatoes instead.
In this case, use a mix sour cream – mayonnaise (1:1) instead of mayonnaise, and decorate with greens.