Today's Russian salad has very little in common with the original recipe, which remained a secret for its ingredients even till today. As such, it underwent certain modifications. But basically, the following recipe is the most used in Macedonia. This salad is served and often made for some bigger occasions and holidays.

  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g peas
  • 4-5 pickles
  • 200 g ham
  • 200 g cheese
  • 250 g mayonnaise
  • salt, black pepper

  1. Boil all vegetables (not the pickles) and eggs (separately), make sure the vegetables are not overcooked to retain their shape, then finely chop on as much smaller cubes. 
  2. Chop eggs, ham and cheese and mix in a deep bowl. 
  3. Chop pickles.
  4. Add salt and pepper according to taste, add the mayonnaise and mix well. If you want to add something else, also stir into the mixture. 
  5. Serve into deeper bowls or as you wish. Coat with a thin layer of mayonnaise and decorate as desired. Keep refrigerated until serving.