Russian Potato Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe is posted as I prepare to participate in Zaar's World Tour 4!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil or steam potatoes & carrot until tender, then set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cucumber, egg, onion & ham, then mix in peas & olives.
  3. In small bowl, combine garlic & mayo.
  4. Add potatoes & carrot to mixture in the large bowl, & carefully stir in the garlic/mayo mixture. Season to taste.


Most Helpful

Made for 123 tag. Lots of layers of flavour but it works! Very tasty, welcome change to my normal potato salad.

Lorrie in Montreal March 16, 2009

I don't think I've ever come across a potato salad with so many ingredients additional to the potatoes, but this is evidently characteristic of Russian potato salads. This recipe offered a great combination of textures and flavours - and was also very colourful! I used a cucumber of the variety that doesn't need to be peeled (generally called Lebanese cucumbers here), and frozen peas (thawed), and kalamata olives. I added a tablespoon of Greek yoghurt to the mayonnaise as I think I may have been overly generous with the quantities of some of the ingredients and I added about 1/2 cup of fresh basil. A really flavoursome salad which constitutes a meal in itself, which would make it a great dish for picnics or potlucks - or for take-to-work lunches. Thank you for sharing this recipe, Sydney Mike. Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

bluemoon downunder July 15, 2008

Love potatoes; love potato salad! The extra additions really make this salad a special meal-in-a-bowl. I used thawed frozen peas and purchased a thick slice of black forest ham at the deli counter to cut into cubes; ended up with about1 cup ham cubes so I added another couple teaspoons of mayonnaise to the dressing. Also used pimento stuffed olives because they are a family favorite. Into my favorite recipe binder it goes!

foodtvfan April 13, 2011

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