Soviet Cuisine: Russian Crab Salad & French Salad

Esteemed Readers, we continue our preparation for the Russian New Year.😊😊😊 The salad department is very rich so I offer you another two dishes that were favourite for the festive days. No matter the USSR, there was crab meat there. It was in small tins & its quality was perfect. It was expensive & appeared in shops just before the New Year but people might buy it as our economy was stable & the price did not change for years.

Russian Crab Salad Ingredients:

1 cucumber, 1 boiled egg, crab meat – 100 gr., boiled rice – 50 gr., 1 apple, mayonnaise sauce/yogurt – 1-2 tbsp.


You might prepare the rice & the egg before cooking to make it faster. Chop the egg & the cucumber. Take crab meat out of its tin, drain the liquid, dry with a paper towel. Cut it well. Pieces should be neither too small nor too big. Place everything into a serving dish, mix up well, add the rice. Grate the apple. Add mayonnaise/yogurt & serve. Voilà the salad Genya Lukashin from the movie “The Irony of Fate” admired so much.

The French Russian Salad Ingredients:

onion – 1-2 pcs., eggs -2 pcs., not sweet apple – 2 pcs., processed cheese or cream cheese – 20 gr., mayonnaise sauce – 2 tbsp.

PS: So called “French” things, which were originally invented in the Soviet Union, were extremely popular those days. This salad is not an exception. 🙂

Peel onions & pour them with boiled water or place them in a bowl with boiled water to make the taste softer. Boil eggs, peel them & chop well. Grate apples & chop well pieces of the processed cheese. Then prepare the serving bowl & make layers:

  1. Onion.
  2. Eggs.
  3. Apples.
  4. Thick layer of cream cheese or pieces of processed cheese.
  5. Mayonnaise sauce.

Enjoy your meal! 🍤🥚🧅

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

Maria KethuProfumo


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9 Responses to Soviet Cuisine: Russian Crab Salad & French Salad

  1. The crab salad sounds delicious. I think it would be excellent in the hot Texas summer with a cool Chablis.

  2. Mi è venuta l’acquolina…

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