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Russian Salad

Russian Salad or Olivier Salad, a traditional salad in Russia and many other European countries. It's a favourite dish in Romania too, especially during the main holidays throughout the year. 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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Russian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 351kcal


  • 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 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast


  • 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.
  • Garnish with the remaining mayonnaise and feel free to decorate with strips of pickles, boiled egg whites, olives, parsley and anything you may like.
  • Refrigerate it for at least 2 hours.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6847IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg