A horseshoe is a symbol of happiness, success and well-being. In Russia, it was believed that finding a horseshoe on the road was a success. In some regions there was a belief that if a person found a horseshoe on the road, he must pick it up, spit on it and make the most mysterious desire. Then throw it over the left shoulder and continue on your way, without looking back at exactly where the horseshoe of luck found by him fell. But in reality, a completely different practice has come into everyday life - if a person has found a horseshoe on the way, then he must bring it to the house and nail it over the entrance door.
Today, it is no longer practiced to hang horseshoes over the door, and in principle it is quite difficult to find a horseshoe. But, in order to bring good luck to the house, we have the opportunity to prepare the “Horseshoe” salad, which has already firmly settled down and became popular at the festive tables for the New Year, name day, weddings, etc.
Recipe 1. Horseshoe Salad
- chicken breast - 400 g;
- boiled egg - 4 pcs .;
- potatoes - 4 pcs .;
- carrot - 2 pcs .;
- pickled cucumber - 4 pcs .;
- Bank of canned peas, onions, parsley;
- Spices and mayonnaise.
Boil the chicken breast and leave it in the broth until it cools. Thus, the breast becomes more tender and juicy. Cut it into small pieces. Dice boiled carrots and potatoes.
We cut half of pickled cucumbers (2 pcs.) Into thin circles, and another 2 cucumbers - into cubes.
We will clean the boiled eggs, separate the whites from the yolks and rub them separately on a grater. Chop the onion and chop the greens of the onion and parsley.
Now we need to put in a bowl prepared potatoes, cucumbers, carrots, onions, chicken breast, add peas and season with sauce. Gently mix and salt to taste.
Put a salad on the plate in the form of a beautiful horseshoe. At the edges we sprinkle the salad with greens and overlap with thinly sliced pickles of pickled cucumber. Sprinkle with a layer of grated protein and then grated yolk on top. If desired, red caviar can put the letters - wishes to those for whom they gathered at the table.
Recipe 2. Horseshoe Salad
Ingredients Required: - boiled potatoes;
- fresh apples;
- boiled eggs;
- walnut kernels and mayonnaise for the horseshoe dressing.
For the preparation of this salad, we need a large and wide plate. We will spread the salad in layers, so that each individual cooked ingredient spread first on separate plates. First, grate the potatoes on a grater. Put in a salad bowl in the form of a beautiful horseshoe. Smear potatoes with mayonnaise.
The next layer is a bow. Peel the onions and grind them with a knife. Lay out the second layer.
Next - boiled carrot. Rub it on a grater, put a thin layer and grease with mayonnaise.
Then - a layer of apples. We clean the apples, remove the head of cabbage and grate. Lubricate with a thin layer of mayonnaise.
The next layer is eggs. Finely chop them and distribute evenly over the salad. We grease with mayonnaise.
Now chop the walnut kernels and generously sprinkle the horseshoe salad.
Celebratory luck salad is already on your table.
Recipe 3. Horseshoe Salad
- chicken breast - 200 g;
- sweet Bulgarian pepper - 2 pcs .;
- corn in the can - 2-3 tablespoons;
- chicken egg - 2 pcs .;
- kishmish - 120 - 130 g
The first thing we need to do is prepare chicken fillet. Put it to boil and allow it to cool directly in the broth. You can dip a couple of peas of pepper, carrot, celery, a whole onion head in the pan with the breast and as a result, you will have a tasty and light broth, and boiled breast that you will use when preparing the salad. Cook the chicken eggs separately and cool them.
Boiled meat cut into neat cubes and mix them with mayonnaise. Peeled chicken egg rubbed through a grater and also mix with a small amount of mayonnaise. Vinogradinki cut along in half, and if there are stones in the middle, be sure to remove them.
Now the Bulgarian pepper - peel, remove all the seeds and cut the pepper into strips. Then cut the strips into cubes and mix with mayonnaise too.
Right now, all our ingredients have already been prepared and it is time to form a horseshoe.
Place suitable dishes on the table depending on what size your “horseshoe” should be and with the help of mayonnaise draw the shape of a future shape. The first layer of lettuce should be chicken. Then lay out the small squares of red bell pepper. The third layer of horseshoe is a layer of grated eggs sprinkled with canned corn. Spread grapes on both sides of the salad from the outside and inside. From above you can decorate the salad as you wish, for example, with olives or carrots.
Recipe 4. Horseshoe Salad
- potatoes - 5 pcs .;
- cheese - 250 g;
- bank of pineapples - 500 g;
- garlic cloves - 2 pcs .;
Boil the boiled potatoes in their uniform, peel and grate the potatoes on a large terke. Draw on the dish the contours of the "horseshoe" that will help us properly lay out a layer of lettuce.
So, the first layer of lettuce is grated potatoes;
Now pour the syrup out of the jar of pineapples. Pineapples cut into small squares and lay a layer on top of a layer of potatoes. Now we need to smear a layer of pineapple mayonnaise. We recommend using homemade mayonnaise for this purpose, which can be easily prepared.
To do this, you need to separate the whites from the yolks of two eggs. Put the yolks in a bowl, add a little sugar and salt, a spoon of mustard and grind with a whisk. Then pour vegetable oil trickle, with a total complexity of 0.5 cups. Attention, in the process, when you pour in oil, make sure that no lumps form. If they appear, immediately drop 3-4 drops of cold water and continue to beat. At the end add lemon juice and that's it - your mayonnaise is ready. For taste, we recommend grated garlic, which we need in this salad, and add it to the finished mayonnaise - this is the perfect option for this salad.
Smear mayonnaise layer of pineapples.
The next layer of lettuce is a layer of cheese. Rub it on a grater and sprinkle with a horseshoe. The salad is ready and can be served. Just do not forget to decorate it to your taste and depending on what holiday you have prepared it.
Horseshoe Salad - secrets and tips from the best chefs
- Fine chopping of all ingredients is ideal for the horseshoe salad.
- Decorate the salad on your own, but do not forget about the greenery.