Category Archives: Russian

Spring-Summer Salad

The very first greens in my garden come in April or early May and usually it's sorrel, chives, green garlic and parsley. Adding a couple more different herbs and vegetables to these greens gives me an excellent light, fresh and very healthy salad to start the season. Also you can add radishes and asparagus, which also are early spring vegetables....
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Salad Olivie (Potato Salad)

In the former Soviet Union, this salad is considered traditional New Year dish, the name was in honor of creator of this salad, Belgian chef Lucien Olivier. Virtually no Russian table goes without this dish on New Year's Eve, birthdays and other celebrations. It's convenient, quick to prepare, and delicious. Some ingredients can be replaced by others,...
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Pickled Cabbage

One of my most popular recipes, this crispy sour-salty cabbage can be stored in the marinade in the refrigerator for a long time. Add as much hot pepper as you like. Great alternative to a salad for a party or picnic....
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Kartofelniki with Meat in Mushroom Sauce

Kartofelniki is a Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian dish, stuffed baked potato patty. You can make them with different toppings such as meat, mushrooms,  vegetables and serve with different herbs, sauces or cream, however it is normally served with sour cream. Tasty fried 'kartofelniki' can be a side dish to meat, but they are good with different fillings and used as...
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Pirozhki with Cherries

Pirozhki are a Russian-Ukrainian dish of dough with filling that is baked or fried.  There are many recipes for making dough for pirozhki and a variety of toppings as well. It can be meat, fish, eggs, mushrooms, cheese, jam, vegetable or fruit toppings. Savory pirozhki make great accompaniments to soups, borscht and stews, and sweet fillings...
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Cucumber-Tomato Salad

I look for easy ways to use fresh veggies during this laid-back time of year, so here is another simple recipe for when you have extra cucumbers and tomatoes. This is a light tasty salad from my childhood. Usually we use sunflower oil, but it can be replaced with olive or vegetable oil, or alternatively mix the vegetables with sour...
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Russian-Korean Carrot Salad

This dish is very popular in my country, it's a must for any holiday. The funny thing is that in Korea this salad doesn't exist, but it was made by Koreans who  immigrated to Russia in the 1860s. This is a marinated salad with fresh carrot as the main ingredient and seasoned with oil, vinegar, fresh garlic, coriander seeds, and...
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