Skinny Russian Salad

Russian salad and healthy? Unusual combination you think? Well surprise surprise! A healthy Russian salad does exist! This is also a surprisingly adaptable recipe with lots of room for fruits, veges and nuts! This salad is sure to become a party staple!


For the mayo:

Sunflower oil- 3/4th cup
Mustard powder- 1 tsp
Vinegar – 1 tbs
Sugar- 1 tbs
Salt- 1 tsp
Egg- 1
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Maida- 1 cup
Water- 2 cups


– In a saucepan, add 1 cup of water,  maida, mustard powder, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper powder and mix well to remove lumps.
– Bring to a boil until it becomes a lump
-In a mixie, add the egg; then add the hot maida lump onto the egg. The heat from the maida lump ensures that the egg is cooked. This keeps the mayo fresh for a longer period.
-Switch on the mixie and slowly drip the cup of oil drop by drop into the maida and egg mixture. Mayo sauce done!
(Tip: this mayo doubles as a delicious bread spread)

The veges (all boiled):

Potatoes- 2 large
Carrots- 2 large ( Make sure the carrots still have a bite to them and can be cut into cubes)
Butter Beans- 5
Green peas- A handful
Apple- 1 large

Pour the mayo over the veges and mix well to combine. Serve the salad cold or stuff into pita bread and snack away! Enjoy!

Tip: Guess what else you can add!?

Pineapple: adds a lovely sweetness and juiciness
Pomegranate: super healthy and such a pretty pink!
Chicken: boiled and cubed for non veg lovers
Pista: the perfect garnish for a yum crunch

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