This delicious Russian garden salad is one of the most popular and traditional salads in Russia.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss the romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and parsley together in a large bowl; season with salt. Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over the salad; stir. Add the sour cream and mix until evenly coated.

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Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 14.3g 5% DV; fat 15.9g 25% DV; cholesterol 25.3mg 8% DV; sodium 1789.5mg 72% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2011
Interesting flavor to this salad. The next time I make it I'm going to mix the lemon juice olive oil and sour cream together before adding to the lettuce mixture. My husband doesn't care for sour cream and wondered what the "white stuff" was. I told him it was yogurt! I think mixing the 3 ingredients together first will help tame the sour cream. I really enjoyed this. Thanks Gianna for sharing. Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2013
Cut the salt and sour cream as it was too much for my salad. Still seemed too salty. And the lettuce went limp. The salt sucked out the moisture. Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2011
Interesting flavor to this salad. The next time I make it I'm going to mix the lemon juice olive oil and sour cream together before adding to the lettuce mixture. My husband doesn't care for sour cream and wondered what the "white stuff" was. I told him it was yogurt! I think mixing the 3 ingredients together first will help tame the sour cream. I really enjoyed this. Thanks Gianna for sharing. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
This was SO FRESH and delicious! I fallowed this recipe to the tee and it was perfect I served this for our Sunday family dinner and it was all gone with my kids asking to me more. I love the idea of sour cream as the creamy dressing rather then the same old typical ranch...etc this is definitely making it to our weekly menu. thank you! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2009
A different taste from the same old Ranch but I really enjoyed it. Next time I think I will leave out the onions and just put some on husband's salad. Served with cabbage soup "Russian Dipping Sauce " "Traditional Russian Pirozhki " "Instant Russian Tea " and "Russian Tea Cakes III." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2009
Very good salad and no need for mayo. Perfect for my toddler with egg allergy Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2013
Good reviews from the foodies at Easter dinner. Next time I'll cut the salt in half. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2013
I made this as part of a Russian themed dinner. Very good side to a hearty entree. I reduced the onion salt and sour cream quite a bit. It was very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2016
This was super easy to make and everyone loved the flavor of the dressing. I mixed the sour cream with the lemon juice and olive oil and chilled it until ready to serve. I then tossed it with the salad immediately before serving and it created a very smooth dressing. I was concerned it would be too "lemony" tasting but once it mixed in with all the salad ingredients it was just right. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2013
Cut the salt and sour cream as it was too much for my salad. Still seemed too salty. And the lettuce went limp. The salt sucked out the moisture. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2017
This looks good and I plan to try it. However it seems that one ingredient (which I see so often in Russian vegetables and salads) is missing. What is it? The radish of course. I love red radishes and it seems that adding it to this salad would make it feel even more Russian. Just a suggestion. Read More