Russian food just doesn't get the credit it deserves. The hearty cuisine is heavy on meat, potatoes, and sour cream. What's not to love? We've rounded up our favorite Russian dishes that are staples of the region, amped up with a gourmet twist. Check out these 10 great recipes below!
This bread roll is filled with a sticky and sweet honey and poppyseed paste.
Find the recipe at: Saveur
This Russian take on the potato salad is loaded with chopped carrots, dill pickles, egg, smoked salami, and peas.
Find the recipe at: Let The Baking Begin
These tender beef meatballs are filled with rice and onions, and served in a rich tomato cream sauce.
Find the recipe at: Gastro Senses
These delicious dumplings are filled with ground beef and pork and tossed with melted butter. Simple but delicious.
Find the recipe at: Vikalinka
Russian Cucumber And Radish Salad
Radishes and cucumber are tossed with sour cream, onion, and dill in this refreshing salad.
Find the recipe at: Tanya Zouev
Braised Sweet And Sour Purple Cabbage
This sweet and sour and slightly crunchy purple cabbage dish is filled with tart green apples, and tastes great as a side dish to meat.
Find the recipe at: Olga's Flavor Factory
These light and fluffy miniature pancakes are traditionally topped with creme fraîche and caviar.
Find the recipe at: Bon Appétit
This bright and flavorful take on the traditional beet soup is served chilled and filled with cucumbers, yogurt, and fresh dill.
Find the recipe at: Food Network
Vareniki With Potatoes And Cheese
These delicious dumplings are filled with creamy potatoes and cheese and topped with crispy bacon.
Find the recipe at: Natasha's Kitchen
These savory hand pies are filled with an earthy mushroom and shallot blend.
Find the recipe at: Gooseberry Mooseberry