Russian Olivier salad canapés served on spoons!
I’m half Russian from my Mum’s side, and if you’re familiar with the Russian cuisine you would know that mayonnaise is one of its most important ingredients. Super filling salads are very popular in Russia, and most of them are made with mayonnaise. So as you can imagine, growing up in a Russian family, mayonnaise was always on the menu.
Heinz have recently launched a new product which is the [Seriously] Good mayonnaise! And all I can say is that, it’s SERIOUSLY good! It’s rich, smooth, creamy and delicious! And to celebrate the launch of the new product, they have challenged me to created a dish on a single spoon using the Seriously Good Mayonnaise, ensuring the single serving has all of the taste that the recipe can deliver! The first thing that came into my mind was Russian Olivier salad served on spoons, as the mayonnaise is a main ingredient in this salad, and it’s really really good! I’ve been wanting to share this recipe on my blog for a long time now, but never came around to it. Also, spoon canapés are a trend now and I’m planning on making a lot of spoon canapés next time my friends come over!
The Olivier salad (Stolichny Salad in Russian – which translates into capital city salad) is a traditional salad in the Russian cuisine. In many countries, this salad is usually referred to as “Russian Salad” since it’s the most popular salad in the Russian cuisine. It was invented in the 1860’s and was the signature dish of the Hermitage. The recipe that I’m sharing with you today is the modern version of the Olivier salad. I replaced chicken eggs with quail eggs to fit the idea of the spoon canapés. Quail eggs are small and they make these canapés extra special!
Have you tried the Seriously Good Mayonnaise? If not, you need to get some and probably make these Russian Olivier salad canapés to enjoy on your own, or with friends!
- 2 potatoes
- 2 carrots
- 1 can sweet peas
- 3 dill pickles diced
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 apple diced
- 2 scallions chopped
- 200 grams smoked turkey cubed
- 10 hard-boiled quail eggs halved
- 4 tbsp Heinz Seriously Good Mayonnaise
- Salt & ground black pepper
- Boil potatoes and carrots until soft. Let them cool down then slice into cubes.
- Cook the quail eggs (put eggs in a little pot and cover with water, let them boil for 3 minutes, then remove from heat and keep the eggs in hot water for 3 more minutes. Drain then cover with cold water and leave for 5 minutes. Finally, peel the eggs and cut into halves).
- In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients and mix.
- Chill and serve on spoons as canapés.
Now let me tell you more about the competition. As I previously mentioned, to celebrate the new product launch of the Seriously Good Mayonnaise, Heinz launched an exciting nationwide competition. They asked people who love food to create a dish using Heinz Seriously Good Mayonnaise, served on a single spoon. Have you got what it takes to win the Seriously Good challenge?
To enter the competition, all you have to do is to submit a link to your recipe at seriosulygoodspooonfuls.co.uk posting on social media and using the hashtag #HeinzSeriouslyGood. Points will be awarded for the recipe, ingredients used, methodology and presentation of the spoon serving. Shortlisted entrants will then be invited to prepare their spoonfuls in one of two live judging events taking place in September before one national winner is crowned in October.
For more info on the competition, visit seriouslygoodspoonfuls.co.uk.
This post is in collaboration with Heinz. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Little Sunny Kitchen happen. All opinions are my own.