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Russian Tomato Salad

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“We were served this at our host’s dacha (country home) in Russia – Nina grew her own tomatoes, garlic and dill there. It is very simple, but you Must have tasty tomatoes! It looks awesome on a platter, and I have brought this to gatherings and received numerous complements. No measurements are given because you can make a little or a lot – and only 3 or 4 ingredients. (Ya know - it's years later, and I don't really think the garlic is very optional - DO give it a try!)”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the tomatoes into thick (approx. 3/8”) slices, and place on a platter. They mostly should not overlap. Save the ends for nibbling.
  2. If using garlic, discard the center green shoot, and finely chop the garlic. Rub it over the tops of the tomato slices. I personally like the garlic, but I go easy – even a little can be strong/spicy.
  3. Put some mayo in the corner of a quart Freezer bag (not a snack, sandwich or storage bag – you need a strong bag.) Snip a small corner off the bag. (Fun Idea - could use a frosting tip for fun effects.).
  4. This is the fun part :-) Squeeze the mayo attractively onto the tomatoes. I use ribbons, stripes, swirls, etc. Nina used Lots of mayo, but you can use as much or little as you like.
  5. Sprinkle liberally with chopped dill. I might also sprinkle with some salt and pepper.

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