Russian vinegret or Beetroot salad – Healthy and delicious

This simple salad looks beautiful, packs a punch of flavour, and is incredibly nutritious! The beetroot is the star here - it's colour, texture and flavour permeates the whole dish. A simple dressing and the classic sour-but-sweet crunch of gherkins add a great contrast, all on an earthy bed of root veg. Beetroot is also … Continue reading Russian vinegret or Beetroot salad – Healthy and delicious

One pot ‘Tefteli’ – Russian porcupine meatballs in rich tomato sauce

These meatballs are juicy, delicious, full of lean protein and covered in a cracking thick tomato sauce. They're also easy to make, all cooked up in a single pot. The rice is the secret ingredient here, it absorbs the meat juices, spices and the rich tomato flavours and ensures that the meatballs stay soft and … Continue reading One pot ‘Tefteli’ – Russian porcupine meatballs in rich tomato sauce

Russian Shashlik – Easy marinated lamb and halloumi skewers

These skewers make for a delicious barbeque or grilled main, and if you can plan ahead a few hours (or 24 hours if possible) of marinade makes the lamb fantastically tender and flavoursome. The marinade itself is a simple combination of salt and pepper, onion and vinegar. The acidity of the vinegar part cures the … Continue reading Russian Shashlik – Easy marinated lamb and halloumi skewers

Olivier salad – aka Russian salad, aka egg and potato salaf

This salad capatilises on tasty Eastern European staples, combining them into a cracking, filling and very tasty salad that can be had as a side or as a meal in its own right! The basic ingredients are egg, potatoes, gherkins/pickles, peas and mayonnaise. My girlfriend's family also adds ham (which is delicious, but not necessary … Continue reading Olivier salad – aka Russian salad, aka egg and potato salaf