Vinaigrette salad recipe


Prep Time: 1 hour
Сook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Calories: 57 kcal
Servings: 5
  • 3 medium drained beets (boiled or canned)
  • 3 medium potatoes boiled and chopped
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 2 medium pickled cucumbers
  • ½ cup of sauerkraut, drained
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil (sunflower oil)
  • 1 Tbsp of vinegar
  • 1 tsp of dijon mustard
  • Powdered pepper tasting
Author: Andrew Kashkevich

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Russian vinaigrette salad is one of the most popular salads in Russian, Belarussian, and of course Ukrainian cuisines together with Olivier and Dressing herring salads.
It is very easy to cook and consist of simple cheap ingredients. Even beginner could cook it without guesswork.

salad vinaigrette recipe

Its further advantage is healthiness. Boiled carrots, sauerkraut and fatless dressing are useful for everybody. Today we can meet potato salad vinaigrette in many refectories and canteens in the former USSR countries.

In spite of simplicity there are some life hacks on how to cook salad vinaigrette better.

Beet salad vinaigrette recipe tips:

  1. The main secret is a dressing: vinegar, olive oil, powdered pepper and mustard.
  2. Mix beets with oil separately from other vegetables. In this case beets do not color all the other ingredients.
  3. To prolongate shelf life add fresh chopped onion only before serving.
  4. it is not a secret that russian vinaigrette salad tastes better the next day - keep it in a freezer.
  5. Add more potato and less pickles and sauerkraut if you are going to add herring to the salad.
  6. All the ingredients except of sauerkraut should be cubed in the same size.


How to make vinaigrette salad recipe

1. Boil beets for 45-60 minutes until it can be pierced with a knife.
2. Boil potatoes and carrots in a separate pot for 30 minutes.
3. Drain all boiled vegetables and let them cool to room temperature.
4. Cube the beets and mix with 1 Tbsp of oil in a bowl separately from other vegetables.
5. Cube all the other vegetables, mix it in another bowl, add there cubed pickles.
6. Mix all vegetables in one bowl, add diced sauerkraut.

vinaigrette salad making

7. Add dressing from mixed oil, vinegar and mustard with pepper.

vinaigrette salad dressing

8. Keep in a freeze before serving. 

Vinaigrette salad serving

Serve the salad with a sprig of dill or parsley. You may also add herring or gravlax to your taste. Reduce the quantity of cucumbers and sauerkraut if you add salted fish to the salad. If you want to cook less complicated salad look at grated beet salad recipe.


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Average rating: (5)
  1. Christy
    03 february 2021, 09:39
    Tasted with gravlax — nice! Mixed pumpkin seed oil with olive.
    1. Edward Thomson
      Edward Thomson
      25 january 2021, 21:17
      Does anybody know other dressings to this salad?
      1. Jason J.
        Jason J.
        25 january 2021, 12:32
        The easiest recipe! I was not sure to add mustard but it makes earthy taste. Will try with herrings next time.
        1. Andrew Kashkevich
          Andrew Kashkevich
          25 january 2021, 16:48
          Wonderful that you like this! Remember to reduce pickles and sauerkraut while adding herring otherwise the salad will be salty.

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