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Insalata Russa - Easy Russian Salad

Easy Russian Salad recipe made with peas, carrots and potatoes and mixed with a sour cream, mayo dressing that's tangy and delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • 8.4 oz (240g/2 large) carrots
  • 8.6 oz (245g/1 medium) potato
  • 2/3 cup (100g) peas frozen
  • 1/8 cup (30g) capers
  • 2 baby gherkins
  • 2.8 oz (80g) mayonaise (good quality)
  • 2.6 oz (75g) sour cream


  • Bring a pot of salted boiling water to a boil. Finely chop the potato and carrots into small cubes. Boil until soft then add the peas for 1 minute until cooked then drain. Run the veg under cold water until completely cold, pat dry and set aside.
  • Finely chop the gherkins and capers together to as fine pieces as possible. Add them to a bowl with the mayo, sour cream and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix to combine. 
  • Add the veg to the creamy dressing and mix everything together. Serve as a side, on sandwiches or as an antipasto.


Please note this recipe was tested and developed using metric measurements all imperial measurements are approximate.


Calories: 156kcal