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.
In a big pan, boil the potatoes and carrots in their skin until tender. Allow them to cool, peel and cut them into cubes.
Separately, chop the pickles, squeeze the excess water and mix them with the potatoes, carrots, peas and chicken.
Add 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise and mix all the ingredients together.
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.