I wouldn't call this a salad in-so-much as it has no lettuce leaves or sliced tomato. It is what they call here in Greece a meze. A side dish, a starter. Or even better, a dollop on a sandwich instead of butter.
It is very popular in Greece, often found on a taverna menu and sold in pots in the supermarket. Some version of it seems to be found all over Europe and the Balkans.
This is another salad/starter/meze not usually found on taverna menus, just in a plastic container in the supermarket. I love this one too. But I like my mayo.
This is very similar to russian salad but has strips of preserved red pepper, ham and ketchup is added to the sauce to make it a pinky colour.
Below is a list of bits and pieces which you will usually find in this commercially made salad.
- roast red peppers - we either roast ours in the oven, remove the skin and preserve in oil and vinegar or buy a jar ready made
- grated carrot
- strips of ham