Revolutionary Russian Salad

Of Potatoes, Carrots, Beans, Peas, Tongue, Truffle and Lobster


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Appears in

Salads: The new main course


By Peter Gordon

Published 2005

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While the classic Russian salad – first created by French chefs at the courts of the Tsars – may just seem too odd a combination, it is actually quite a delicious dish. It is an example of a European salad with contrasting textures and a complex array of ingredients – while truffle and lobster may seem happy to sit on the same plate, truffle oil and ox tongue are a revelation.

With the usual mayonnaise binding replaced by a lemon vinaigrette, you will find this much lighter and fres