Classic Russian Salad

Classic Russian Salad… Pу̏скӣ Салат

This simple Russian salad filled with fragrant tomatoes and crisp cucumbers is the ultimate in comfort food. Tossed in a simple dill sour cream dressing...this is Russian food done right.
Course Salad
Cuisine Russian
Author Mila Furman


  • 2 medium Roma tomatoes or 1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 Persian cucumber or half of a large English cucumber
  • 2 stalks of scallions chopped thinly
  • 1 tsp finely minced fresh dill
  • 4 radishes thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • splash of water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • If using Roma tomatoes, just cut them up into bite size pieces.
  • Slice cucumbers in half lengthwise, then just chop them up.
  • Slice the scallions thinly, you will be using both the white and the green of the scallion.
  • Slice the radishes thinly.
  • Chop dill finely. Feel free to use more if you like dill a whole lot.
  • Add all ingredients into a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a separate bowl combine, sour cream and just a splash of water. You are doing this to thin out the sour cream so that it blends in the salad better. Just add enough so that it is a bit thinner, not water.
  • Toss the veggies with the sour cream dressing. Taste and season as needed.