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Russian Salad

I had my first tryst with Russian Salad during one of the parties at the Officer's mess soon after marriage. My liking for this salad was instantaneous. Though it took a while to figure out how to make it, I am delighted to say that the first try itself was a huge success. Well... for those of you,


  • 2 cups Mayonnaise (see Notes) (use less quantity for thick salad)
  • 1/2 cup carrots Diced
  • 1/2 cup potatoes Diced
  • 1/2 cup beans Diced
  • 1/2 cup apple Diced
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate arils


  • Take a pan of water with a teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil.
  • Drop the diced veggies into it and cook for a couple of minutes till done.
  • Make sure they are not overcooked.
  • Drain into a colander and immediately drop the veggies in a pan of cold water to avoid further cooking.
  • After a minute, drain the water and keep aside.
  • Take the mayonnaise in a big bowl.
  • Add the vegetables, chopped apple, pomegranate arils and mix well.
  • Check for seasoning and adjust according to your taste.
  • Your Russian Salad is ready.


Homemade Mayonnaise using Cooked Egg