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Russian-Italian Salad

31 Reviews
52% would make this recipe again

Vegetable and herring salad.

In Italy we call it « Insalata russa » while in Russia it's known as « Italian salad », but apparently its origin is French: good recipes travel long distances!

Brining : 1 h Preparation : 20 min Cooking : 15 min Standing : 8 h
340 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher

Ingredients

4 smoked/kippered herring fillets 110 g
1/3 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2% 85 mL
2 potatoes, peeled and halved 400 g
1 1/2 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks 150 g
1 1/2 cup green/snap beans, trimmed 150 g
1 cup frozen peas 120 g
1 apples, peeled and diced 180 g
2/3 cup mayonnaise 170 mL
1/3 cup yogurt, plain, 2% 90 g
2 tbsp capers 20 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Must be prepared one day in advance.

Method

  1. Soak the herring filets in the milk for about 1 h, drain, pat dry, and cut into small pieces. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the vegetables: peel the potatoes and cut them in half; peel the carrots and cut them into large chunks; trim the ends of the green beans. Place the vegetables in a steamer basket or in a pot of salted water to either boil or steam for about 15 min, depending on the vegetable type. Cook the peas 3-4 min separately. Let cool down the vegetables about 1 h, then cut them into 1 cm dices and put them in a salad bowl.
  3. Peel the apple, discard the core, then dice and add to the vegetables. Add the herring filets and capers.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the yogurt then pour over the salad. Adjust the seasoning, then toss. Cover with plastic wrap then chill for at least 8 h or overnight.
  5. Let stand 30 min at room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (230g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

340

Fat

24 g

37 %

Saturated 4 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

21 %

Cholesterol

30 mg

Sodium

480 mg

20 %

Carbohydrate

24 g

8 %

Fibre

3 g

14 %

Sugars

7 g

Protein

9 g

Vitamin A

63 %

Vitamin C

21 %

Calcium

9 %

Iron

9 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ½ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Iron, Manganese, Omega-3, Omega-6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc
Good source of  :
Folacin, Magnesium, Niacin, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin E
Excellent source of  :
Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1
Fruits 0
Vegetables ½
Milk and Alternatives 0
Meat and Alternatives ½
Fats 4 ½

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Members' Reviews

31 Reviews (26 with rating only ) 52% would make this recipe again
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Atomoton
october 02, 2010

Awful. Salty and disgusting.

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Deanna Rivard
september 28, 2010

Way too fishy! Ingredients did not mesh well together. Could not even eat it! =0(

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CharlieTrotter
september 06, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Excellent, but only if you like herrings. Otherwise I would recommend to make it without it.

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cinzia
october 03, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Some people love it and some don't. So please IF YOU DO NOT LIKE HERRINGS, either don't even make the recipe or make it without it.

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MilkyDay
december 02, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Really good, but not for kids.

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This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetables | First courses/Appetizers | Lunch box | Salads | Source of Omega-3 | Halal | Kosher | Italian

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Deanna Rivard
september 28, 2010

Way too fishy! Ingredients did not mesh well together. Could not even eat it! =0(

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cinzia
october 03, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Some people love it and some don't. So please IF YOU DO NOT LIKE HERRINGS, either don't even make the recipe or make it without it.

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Atomoton
october 02, 2010

Awful. Salty and disgusting.

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