Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Russian Salad

This salad can be a meal on its own since it contains vegetables, fruits, nuts, meat and pasta. Its a beautiful combination of sweet and sour flavours as well as texture contrast.
Here is how the recipe goes:


Macaroni pasta                                      2 cup (boiled as per package instructions)
Potato                                                    1 large boiled and cubed
Peas                                                      1/2 cup
Carrots                                                  1/2 cup
Apple                                                    1
Grapes                                                  1/2 cup
Pineapple                                               1/2 cup
Walnuts                                                 1/2 cup
Chicken                                                 1 whole breast

Dressing Ingredients

Mayonnaise                                            3/4 cup
Lemon Juice                                           2 tbsp
Sugar                                                     1 tbsp
Salt                                                        1/2 tsp
Black pepper                                          1/4 tsp
Honey Mustard                                       1 tbsp
Sour Cream                                            1/4 cup


Mix all the dressing ingredients in a large bowl and keep aside.
Chop the carrots in 1/2 cm cubes and steam them for around 5 minutes. they should still have some crunch to them.
Steam the peas till bright green in color.
Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the chicken breast and bake at 400 for 15-18 minutes. Alternatively, you can boil chicken breast. Cut into 1 cm cubes.
Peel and cut apple and pineapple  into 1 cm cubes as well.
Cut grapes in half.
Boil the macaroni according to the package instructions. Once you drain the macaroni, pass it under cold water.
Add all the above ingredients into the dressing bowl and mix well to coat everything with it. Add chopped walnuts on top.
Serve Chilled.

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