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Russian salad without mayonnaise

The main ingredient of a Russian salad is its dressing.  Much water has flown down the bridge where changes are seen  made by Connoisseurs and consumers like you and me to suit  needs.

Mayonnaise is no doubt tasty but rich in calories and a provider of LDL the bad cholesterol. I therefore use curds blended with a rich helping of mustard paste and a dash of salad oil.  That more or less makes up for the absence of mayonnaise.

The salad I prepare has boiled potato slices, boiled egg slices, boiled beetroot balls, tomato slices, onion rings, boiled peas, chopped coriander leaves.  All this is neatly arranged  on which the curds is poured.

I sometimes replace eggs with chicken or crab meat.

  • Do you regularly use mayonnaise in your cuisine?

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  1. I mostly use mayonnaise for Waldorf Salads. I also have many variations of the dressing and even more for the ingredients. There is a time of year that I call Waldorf salad season because I have too many apples. (mid Aug. to Feb)
    Lot’s of people I know only use “Vegenaise” instead of mayonnaise.

      • Traditional Waldorf has apples, walnuts, celery, grapes. (sometimes raisins not grapes) People add all kinds of things – pecans not walnuts, sweet red onion, red bell peppers, diced chicken, etc… The salad goes back to the 1800’s. Search it on and you’ll get more info than you need I bet.
        Vegenaise is fake mayonnaise (no eggs). The basic ingredients of Vegenaise® are oil, apple cider vinegar, brown rice syrup, soy protein, salt, lemon juice, and mustard. They say it is good.
        There is also ‘Just Mayo’ (fake mayonnaise) that had a lawsuit filed by Unilever, the maker of Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise that many restaurants use based on price.
        There is another “milk mayonnaise,” made with just milk, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, and oil, … Who knew mayo was so complicated? Or so eggless. And many people make their own version to avoid soy oil.

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