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Olivier Salad (Russian Potato Salad)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Olivier Salad or Russian Potato Salad (also spelt Olivie/Olivye), a traditional salad in Russia and many other European countries. It's a favourite dish in Romania too, especially during the festive season. The salad is usually made with boiled potatoes, carrots, peas, meat (can be either beef or chicken), pickled cucumbers (gherkins) and red peppers, all dressed in plenty of mayo. Yellow mustard and lemon juice add the final touch to make a fanstastic salad that I can't have enough of.

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: party food ideas
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 711 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 jar of pickled cucumbers or gherkins (400 g, 13 oz)
  • 1 small jar of pickled red peppers (200 g, 7 oz)
  • 1 cup cooked peas
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast
  1. In a big pan, boil the potatoes and carrots in their skin until tender. Allow them to cool, peel and cut them into cubes.

  2. Separately, chop the pickles, squeeze the excess water and mix them with the potatoes, carrots, peas and chicken.

  3. Add 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise and mix all the ingredients together.

  4. Season with salt to taste, add the juice of one lemon and the mustard. Again, feel free to add more or less lemon juice and mustard, depending on how you like it. Different people have different taste.

  5. Garnish with the remaining mayonnaise and feel free to decorate with strips of pickles, boiled egg whites, olives, parsley and anything you may like.
  6. Refrigerate it for at least 2 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Olivier Salad (Russian Potato Salad)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 711 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 644mg27%
Potassium 1808mg52%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 14g56%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 10257IU205%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 12mg67%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.