Canapes With Russian Salad

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The East Indian version of the famous Olivier salad, this is a cooling compliment to the spicy dishes. Perfect for the hot Indian weather, you can play around with the ingredients to suit your taste.


Russian salad does not require too many ingredients, especially in our local version. Refreshing and cooling, this summer salad is simply perfect! What doesn’t fit in the canapes can be later served as a salad with the main course.

Ingredients You Need to Make Russian Salad – East-Indian Style

Russian salad can be made with a mix of veggies of your choice, and a simple mix of mayo, salt, and pepper. Apples are a plus. You can also add boiled eggs, shredded boiled chicken, or diced ham.

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Canapes with Russian Salad

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The East Indian version of the famous Olivier salad, it does not require too many ingredients. Refreshing and cooling, this summer salad is simply perfect! What doesn’t fit in the canapes can be later served as a salad with the main course.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snacks, Starters or Appetizer
Cuisine East Indian, Fusion, International
Servings 30 Canapes
Calories 61 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 Apples
  • 2 Potatoes
  • 2 Carrots
  • 100 Grams French Beans
  • 100 Grams Green peas
  • 12 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 50 Canapes
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper Powder

Instructions
 

  • Cut the potatoes and french beans fine (approx 0.5 cm pieces).
  • Boil the chopped French beans, potatoes and green peas on a high flame for 5 to 10 minutes. Dice the apples and carrots fine too.
  • Add mayonnaise, pepper and salt to a bowl and mix.
  • Add the chopped ingredients and mix well.
  • Refrigerate for about 2 hours or longer.
  • Ladle spoonfuls into canapes just before serving.

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Notes

  • Do not refrigerate canapes after filling them or they will get soggy.
  • Serve the leftover Russian salad as a side for dinner.
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Nutrition (Per Serving)

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 739IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

Disclaimer: Nutrition Information per serving is estimated by a third party software based on the ingredients used, and is for informational purposes only. It will vary from product to product, based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients. Please consult the package labels of the ingredients you use, or chat with your dietician for specific details.

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How To Make The Russian Salad to Fill in Canapes

Festive meals often see canapes filled with Russian salad or mince filled canapes, or potato chops, or boiled grams as starters. It’s easy to make. Simply make your favorite Russian salad and spoon it into canapes.

Step I – Cut the Apples and Veggies

Carrots, apples, potatoes, French beans and peas.
Veggies for the Russian salad
Diced French beans.
Diced French beans
Diced potatoes on a chopping board next to a knife.
Dice the potatoes
Diced potatoes, green peas and sliced french beans.
Diced potatoes, green peas and sliced french beans
Veggies boiling in water.
Boil the veggies
Diced carrots and apples.
Dice the carrots and apples fine

Step II – Mix the Mayo and Veggies to Make the Salad

Mayo at the bottom of the bowl.
Start with mayo
Salt and pepper added to the mayo.
Add salt and pepper and mix
Diced apples, carrots, potatoes, French beans and peas in a bowl with mayo.
Add the apples and boiled veggies to the mayo mix
Russian salad in a bowl.
Russian salad

Step III – Spoon the Russian Salad into Canapes and Serve

Russian salad in a bowl surrounded by filled canapes.
Russian salad in a bowl surrounded by filled canapes
Russian salad in a bowl surronded by veggies.
Russian salad in a bowl
Russian salad next to it's ingredients.
Russian salad next to it’s ingredients

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Notes for making canapes with Russian Salad

  • You can add sugar honey if you want it sweeter.
  • Add more or less apples if you like.
  • Replace any of the veggies with another of your choice.
  • Add diced ham or shredded chicken to make it non-vegetarian. Boiled eggs will also work.
  • The Russian salad can be made a day earlier and stored in the refrigerator.
  • Don’t spoon into the canapes till just before serving.
  • Finish within 30 minutes of serving or it will get soggy.

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