10 Authentic Russian Dishes You've Never Heard Of But Have To Try

10 Authentic Russian Dishes You've Never Heard Of But Have To Try

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!

Poppyseed Strudel

This bread roll is filled with a sticky and sweet honey and poppyseed paste.

Find the recipe at: Saveur


Olivier Salad

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


Russian Meatballs

These tender beef meatballs are filled with rice and onions, and served in a rich tomato cream sauce.

Find the recipe at: Gastro Senses


Pelmeni

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


Yeasted Blinis

These light and fluffy miniature pancakes are traditionally topped with creme fraîche and caviar.

Find the recipe at: Bon Appétit


Summer Borscht

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


Pirozhki 

These savory hand pies are filled with an earthy mushroom and shallot blend.

Find the recipe at: Gooseberry Mooseberry

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