Russian Salad by Kira


I used to be a lot of things before I became a photographer 🙂

What many of you might now know about me as I used to be a good cook before I became a photographer.

Actually I used to be a lot of things before I became a photographer 🙂

I cooked a lot and with a passion  then I became a photographer and everything else had to stop LOL

Well, now and then I still get requests from my friends and clients  to let them know some of my recipes after hearing the stories about my colourful past 🙂

One of the most requested ones is my Russian Salad or, if you prefer, Russian Salad, my way 🙂

Images of the most crucial ingredients will follow ( for Mayo and for pickles)


“Ok, here we go. Proportions of mayonnaise; pickles; salt; pepper; type of chicken or meat (if any) may vary, depending on my mood; time of day; availability of particular product; who is coming (I would consider if people are used to eat adventurously or not; age; eating habits and general health issues);  if I like those guests :);  if I want them to come back or if it is my “ex-mother-in-law”.  Well – you get the drift.  🙂


‎1. To boil: potatoes (6-10), carrots (2-4) until soft. When cooled down – should be peeled and cut/slised as per traditional potato salad, only finer, smaller cubes.

2. 6-8 hard boiled eggs or up to your taste

3. Finely chop onions (4-6) Can be any sort of onions, depending on the sort you like.

4. Shallots – optional. I prefer to have them. If I do – the amount of onions decreases or gets eliminated completely.

5. Apple or two – optional. Introduced by me. I like to have them. 🙂

6. Chicken. Can be breast fillets – grilled (the healthiest option and preferred one by me at the moment 🙂 ); baked; fried; cooked at home or bought already-made at the shop. No skin. Unless you really, REALLY don’t like your guests. 🙂

6. Or boiled beef.

6. Or Berlina (like Devon, only better).

6. Or increase the amount of boiled eggs.

6. Or forget the meat and put … canned tuna…Proportions vary … as stated previously 🙂

7. Pickles – I prefer “Eskal Dill Pickles”, but it can vary, depending on your taste – chopped. Half or whole can or more…., depending … stated previously 🙂

8. Sometimes I put fresh cucumbers. Take it or leave it. It depends… as you already know…  🙂

9. Can of green peas

10. Whole Egg Mayonnaise – definitely, – definitely the amount of that Magic product will make it or break it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Add it carefully and taste, taste, taste while adding!!!!!!!!!!! Again – please, PLEASE, PLEASE remember WHO IS COMING to your party – DO YOU WANT THEM TO COME BACK?!?!?!

11. Add salt and pepper to your taste.

12. Dill to be put at the end for aroma. I love it. You don’t have to 🙂

I hope I haven’t forgotten anything… oh well – Oh well – dementia might be taking its course already

Kira's Russian salad

Kira’s Russian salad

Kira's Russian salad recipe

Kira’s Russian salad recipe


Please let me know if you like this recipe, if you try it – please let me know how did you go with it and how did you family/friends react? 😉 And…. if you want more recipes in the future.

Love to all. Kira



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