Tips: How long can Russian salad stay in the refrigerator?

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Russian salad is the queen of every holiday table, because it is easy to prepare, it is tasty, and the ingredients are not expensive. But we all know how it is when already on the "third day" we eat Russian salad with some meat or on a piece of bread... We usually make too much, so the Russian salad stays in the fridge for days.

Russian salad is one of the favorite dishes when it comes to the holiday table. It is made from vegetables, ham, mayonnaise and eggs, so due to its composition it spoils very easily.

The question that bothers many housewives is how long it can stay in the refrigerator and be safe to eat.

Here is the answer, as well as tips on how to maximize its shelf life.

You have to be very careful with the Russian salad, as well as with other dishes that contain mayonnaise, because such dishes have a relatively short shelf life. Whether you make it with ham or chicken, or even lean, there is a good chance that it will start to spoil on the third or fourth day.

So, how long can Russian salad sit?

The first thing you need to do to extend the shelf life is to put it in the refrigerator as soon as you finish eating it. If it is left in the heat for a long time, there is a high probability that the ingredients will ferment and spoil.

Many make the mistake of covering the Russian salad bowl only with foil, which means that microorganisms from other foods in the refrigerator can get into that bowl.

Russian salad should always be stored in the refrigerator in a container that closes well, so that air and microorganisms cannot enter.

You will read somewhere that the shelf life is five days, but we advise you to store it at a temperature of about 4 degrees Celsius and eat it within three days, to be completely safe.

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