Kulsum Mehmood is an Eye Consultant with 30 plus years of experience. She is single mother and a philanthropist. She is in a full time job.
Russian Salad :
The first time I tasted a Russian Salad was in an IAF party way back in 1975. I could not forget its taste ever since. I failed to taste it again ever since as it was not on menus in the restaurants I visited over the years. Recently I got to relish it in a local hotel and it tasted great so I consulted the hotel chef and learnt to make it for myself.
Here is the Recipe of Russian Salad as I make it:-
Ingredients: ( serves 4 persons )
250 grams of following:
Lightly Boiled but cooked and cubed vegetables like potatoes and carrots
Lightly Boiled green peas
1 inch pieces of lightly boiled French beans
Small cubes of cheese
Small pieces of tinned or fresh pineapple
Small cubes of ripe mango fruit
Small cubes of apple fruit
Juice of one lemon
Salt and powdered pepper to taste
Sugar 1 tspn
Mayonnaise one cup
For Salad decoration:
Thin slices of Apple
In a salad bowl add all the ingredients mentioned in part A]
Sprinkle those mentioned in part B]
Toss the salad and add Mayonnaise as mentioned in part C]
Transfer the salad to a serving salad plate.
Decorate with sliced apple and cherries
Salad greens :
Different types of Salad dressings :
Different types of salad dressings impart flavor and interest to lettuce and other salad greens. Salad dressings are important in egg, potato, tuna and similar salads because these salad dressings hold the salad ingredients together. Olive, corn and other vegetable oils used in most salad dressings are rich in vitamin E. Also, their fats are unsaturated, hence they do not raise blood cholesterol levels. But, the traditional salad dressings add lots of calories. Those made with cheese, eggs or sour cream contain saturated fats and cholesterol.
Vinaigrette salad dressing is made by mixing vinegar and oil. In this dressing 3 to 4 parts of oil and 1 part vinegar are used. But, we can use lesser quantity of oil by mixing it with wine or rice vinegar. We can also dilute with water, defatted broth, wine, or juice, as the taste demands. We can also reduce the amount of oil by using walnut or olive oil.
We can get a creamy texture without saturated fats, by adding fat-free yogurt to a vinaigrette dressing. We can also replace some of the oil by buttermilk.
We can blend equal amounts of low-fat cottage cheese and yogurt with a little vinegar to make a creamy salad dressing.
Salad Greens :
Evaluation of Salads :
- Adds flavor to lettuce and salad greens.
- Rich in Fiber
- Tastes great
- Very good source of vitamin E.
- Adds flavor and variety to a meal.
- Cheese, creamy, and oil salad dressings and mayonnaise are very high in fat.
© 2011 Dr Kulsum Mehmood
Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on March 22, 2013:
Thanks Dolores for visiting.
Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on March 21, 2013:
Oh the world is full of salads! A Russian that I used to spend time with had a version of Russian salad that she claimed consisted of whatever you have left over in the fridge. She also used ham. I like how you pair veggies and fruit!
Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on November 20, 2012:
Thanks wrenfrost for visiting.
wrenfrost56 from U.K. on November 20, 2012:
This sounds really yummy, I eat a lot of salads so finding new ways to garnish them are always useful, thanks for the share. :)
Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on December 01, 2011:
Felixedet, thanks for your read and comment.
Felixedet2000 from The Universe on December 01, 2011:
Very good information, i love the way you express yourself.
Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on April 11, 2011:
Thanks bariadi. It is worth trying out this russian salad.
bariadi on April 11, 2011:
I last tried this at a cafe russian or something in new york iwill definatly give it a try good job kulsum
Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on April 10, 2011:
I knew you would be one of the firsts to visit my salad hub breakfastpop. Thank you for visiting.
breakfastpop on April 10, 2011:
Thanks for the recipes. I am always looking for good salad dressings.