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Salade russe is a mixture of potatoes, carrots and beets that are smothered in mayo. A simple and easy salad. | tchakayiti.com

Deconstructed salade russe à la Tchakayiti

This is my own take on the traditional salade russe. Instead of simply adding mayo, I created my own sauce which I have chosen to serve separately instead of incorporating it with the vegetables. I also roasted the vegetables instead of boiling them.

For the traditional salade russe, feel free to combine all ingredients including the sauce before serving.

Cuisine Haitian
Keyword haitian food, recipes, salad, vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • Beets
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Capers
  • Corn optional
  • Peas optional
  • Diced onion optional
  • Olive Oil

For the sauce

  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1 mashed garlic head
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Wash the beets, potatoes and carrots
  2. Toss them with olive oil and salt
  3. Wrap in foil
  4. Roast in the oven for about 45 minutes or until fully cooked
  5. Peel the vegetables and dice them
  6. Combine them in a bowl with the corn, peas, onions and capers, if you chose to include them

For the sauce

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  2. Adjust the seasoning to taste
  3. Serve in a bowl alongside the vegetables or mix them with the vegetables before serving for the traditional salade russe
  4. Serve your salad cold or at room temperature

Recipe Notes

You can boil the vegetables if you wish to shorten the prep time.