Olivier salad: simple salad recipe you will love


This is a traditional recipe for the parties and holidays in Slavic countries. No one knows where it came to former Soviet countries from,(we were a huge country with closed borders for decades), but this was the main salad of every celebration in almost every family for decades. I cook this salad very rarely and mainly...

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Tomato and avocado salad


This salad is my #1 summer salad. I can eat it every day 3 times a day. It’s very fast and simple to cook and as we all know avocado is very good for your health, so I try to eat it as much as possible. For this salad you need: 2 tomatoes 1 avocado...

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Rice and Crab salad fast and easy!

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This salad recipe is good with crab meat (as well as imitated crab meat) and shrimps (or you can use both), corn adds sweetness to the salad, rice works as the base of this salad. You can cook it without rice if you wish, but I prefer it with rice, and herbs (dill and parsley, or...

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Stuffed cucumber salad (old recipe from 1927 newspaper)

cucumber salad helen's cooking

This is a recipe of salad from 1927, very extraordinary in implementation I would say. You all remember this newspaper menu of the 1927 family that I posted on my Facebook page:  I decided to experiment with the filling , as we don’t really eat celery in my family. The result was astonishing, my fiancee,...

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Pickled eggplants with carrots, garlic and herbs

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This recipe is cooked by my Grandma for decades. It’s delicious, astonishingly simple and mainly reveals new flavors of eggplant. I couldn’t master this recipe for quite some time. (Well, at first I don’t use as much salt in my recipes as the other cooks do. Salt is important part of this recipe. Second, you...

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Tomato, Onion and Lemon basil vinaigrette

Tomato and onion marinated salad helen's cooking

Fast salad for dinner or lunch. Minimum ingredients and maximum delight:-) Will taste best with mashed potato and meat, or rice and fish. Something not s picy and not sour. Preparation time: 0h:10m Ingredients: 2 tomatoes 1/2 white onion 1/3 cup of herbs (dill, parsley, basil: any) 1 pinch salt 1 pinch black fresh ground pepper 2...

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Simple fast salad with romaine, tomato and pickles

romaine and cornichone salad helen's cooking

This is simple and fast dinner salad. The key to it are pickles, which make it sour and not bland. You’ll need: 1-2 lettuce romaine hearts 5-6 cornichons ¼ white onion 1-2 tomatoes 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp. basil, lemon basil pinch of salt pinch of fresh ground black pepper; Peel the...

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Warm apple salad with chicken breast, tomato and romaine.

warm apple salad with chicken breasts, tomato and romaine

This recipe was adapted from one of the restaurants I loved to have lunch back in Kyiv. It’s really simple, warm in colors and flavors, but mainly fast to cook! Your family will love it and there are different variations of how it can be cooked. You can use chicken breasts, chicken liver and today...

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Apple and carrot delicious 2 minute salad.

Carrot and apple salad

This is 2 a minute salad: 2 minutes to cook – 2 minutes to eat. It doesn’t matter how much of it you cook, it will evaporate in the air at the same speed. Apples and carrots is a match made in heaven, and, if the apple is sweet, you don’t even need a sugar in...

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Fish and Potato salad “Mimosa”

fish salad mimosa

Fish and Potato salad “Mimosa” This salad is more winter salad than summer, but sometimes,my family loves to eat it for lunch because it’s nutritious, delicious and healthy. (You may use light mayo for less calories) So for this salad you will need: ¼ of medium onion; 1 egg; 1 medium potato; 1-2 medium carrots;...

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