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Summer Russian Salad

I mentioned the other day that my arm was not doing well, I was feeling better yesterday but not enough to cook a normal meal.  The easiest dish to make was a salad and this one is my hubby’s favorite andddddd this is also one of my mother – in – laws recipes. 🙂  I remember when she was still hosting parties that everyone use to jump right into this salad first!  I couldn’t understand why but it was always the first dish to go.  

Chopping the potatoes and pickles were a challenge, it took me a quite a while to get it done but for the rest of the ingredients I just picked up a package of frozen peas and carrots and added into the potatoes to boil.  I just wanted to emphasize that for this recipe after boiling the veggies they need to be drain from excess water all night long.  I asked my mother in law what was the reason for draining it all night long and she responded with “It seems to me that it just tastes better” hahahaha…it really is up to you if you want to wait to eat it the following day. But to be honest I have been doing this step for years and I think she just might have a point. 🙂



  • 4 cups Potatoes boiled and cubed
  • 4 cups Mayonaisse
  • 1 cup Pickles chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Capers
  • 3 cups Carrots chopped
  • 1 cup Peas frozen
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Stock
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Cut potatoes into small pieces and add into a pot filled with salted water.
  • Add Carrots and Peas into pot along with vegetable stock and boil for 20 minutes.
  • Once veggies have drained place into a bowl.
  • Add Pickles
  • and Capers, continue by mixing up the veggies.
  • In a large bowl add the Mayo along with a teaspoon of Dijon Mustard and beat.
  • I do hope you enjoy this salad as much as we do…Have a great weekend everyone!!


  1. Quick and healthy salad 🙂👍

  2. I am sorry your arm is giving you so much trouble Sophie!! How did you hurt it again? I missed what happened. Hope it is better soon❤️

  3. foodzesty

    It truly is!! Thanks Ben 🙂

  4. mistimaan

    So nice it is

  5. I love Russian salad and often make it… got some more tips from your recipe..❤️


  6. One of my favorite salads – although we call it Italian salad here 😉 Hope you get better soon, Sophie!

    • foodzesty

      Thanks so much Karin 🙂 Really ok another bit of new information I learned today…:) It is better thank you so much 🙂 Have a lovely Sunday Huge hugs

  7. This is such a yummy salad and one of my favorites! I hope your arm feels better soon. Hugs! 💞

    • foodzesty

      Thanks so very much Lisa….my arm is much better thank you so much for your kind words…:)

  8. Awwww…Delicious salad, Sophie! One of my favourite ones since I was a kid 🙂 Great share! <3 Hopefully, you had a great weekend, Sophie!

    • foodzesty

      Thanks Vero just got a chance to look at your delicious psot!! Now, Im hungry and its too late to eat. heheha. Enjoy the time with the family!!!!

  9. I remember this also since I was a kid! Yummy salad. I am sorry to hear about your arm, I hope it is better?

  10. This would be definitely amazing 👌

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