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.