Soviet Cuisine: Light Vegan Salads


The Russian cuisine is substantial, it is full of complicated dishes with numerous ingredients, however light vegetable & sometimes fruit salads might appear on a festive table & in an ordinary life.

Classic Kremlin Beetroot Salad   Ingredients:

Baked beetroot – 600 gr., toasted walnuts – 150 gr., prunes (washed & dried) – 150 gr., hard cheese – 100 gr., sour cream or mayonnaise – 4 tbs./might be exchanged with any oil on your demand.


Prepare the beetroot: wash, cut edges, add some salt & some sugar to the places where the edges were cut, bake at a low heat until it is soft. Cool, shred or grate it well.  Put the beetroot in a serving dish, add chopped walnuts & the dressing. Mix up well. Cover with grated cheese. Decorate with a piece of a toasted walnut if you wish & serve.

Light Salad “Cleopatra’s Breakfast” Ingredients (per portion):

Oat flakes – 2 tbs., warm water – 2tbs., walnuts (fresh or toasted) – 50 gr., raisins (washed & dried) – 30 gr.,   1 green apple, honey – 1 tsp.


Mix the oat flakes with water, wait until they are soft, add the nuts, the raisins, grated or shredded apple, dress with honey. Serve instantly.

Cabbage, Celery & Apple Salad Ingredients:

Cabbage – 500 gr., celery – 1 good stem, 1 medium or big apple, vinegar – 1/4 cup, sugar – 2 tbsp., any oil – on choice.


Wash & peel vegetable. Shred the cabbage & the apple, dry their juice, cut up the celery. Put into a serving bowl, mix up well. In a cup mix  the dressing: vinegar, sugar, oil. Add to the salad & serve. Decoration on demand.

Enjoy the meal!🥬🥕

PS. The recipes are translated from authentic Soviet Culinary Books.

Maria KethuProfumo


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17 Responses to Soviet Cuisine: Light Vegan Salads

  1. Lovel, Dear Maria. I’ll bring the wine. 😁

  2. fulvialuna1 says:

    Adoro le barbabietole!
    Ignoravo che nella cucina russa ci fosse questo.

  3. adhandmade says:

    Looks delicious…I love beets.. 🙂 ❤

  4. HesterLeyNel says:

    I’m not too sure about Cleopatra’s breakfast, dear Maria 😀 (I don’t have a sweet tooth), but I love beetroot and cabbage. I buy the bottled sliced or grated beetroot, but also love to boil them fresh in salty water. Love cabbage in stews, stir fry or salads.

    • kethuprofumo says:

      😂😂😂 Thank you, dear Hester. Good! The beetroot salad is delicious, so you might add it to your daily menu. Besides, you must have good vegetables in the South Africa. Baked beetroot is very delicious as well.

  5. theburningheart says:

    Great dear, I may try my hand at that one! 😊

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