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    Russian Potato Salad (Salat Olivier)

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    Sarah Chana's Note:

    This very flexible salad is great with meats, on picnics, with all sorts of things. It is fine in the fridge for a few days. Vary the ingredients and seasonings to taste (and convenience). The finer the chopping, the more "gourmet" it is to Russians. The technique here is easy; it just takes a lot of chopping, so give yourself enough time.

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    • 6 potatoes, parboiled, peeled, and chopped
    • 6 eggs, hardboiled, peeled and chopped
    • 6 pickles, chopped
    • 1/2-3/4 lb of cooked meat, chopped (e.g., coldcuts, leftover roast beef or chicken)
    • 1 (14 ounce) can peas, well drained
    • 6 -8 scallions, chopped
    • salt, pepper to taste
    • mayonnaise

    Optional additions

    • 3 large carrots, parboiled, peeled, and chopped
    • 1/2-1 cup sauerkraut, drained and chopped
    • 1 cup cooked beans, well drained


    1. 1
      Cook potatoes and eggs.
    2. 2
      Chop everything and put in large container.
    3. 3
      Mix well, being careful not to mush it all up.
    4. 4
      Season with salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      Add mayonnaise to taste (or maybe a little less, since it seems to get moister after it sits for a bit).
    6. 6
      Serve, or refrigerate for later use.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 05, 2013

      This salad was created by French chief cook Olivier who worked in Moscow restarant long loong time ago about in 1900. So its Russian salad and in Russia people call it just Olivier. Ofc now salad has millions modifications, like someone puts sausage, another one puts crab meat.. but base the same (potatos, peas, pickled cucumbers, mayonaise)

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    • on February 07, 2008


      A co-worker brought in to work some Russian Potato Salad that an exchange student brought over to their house. I fell in love with it! This recipe was perfect. The flavors just work so well together!! Thanks for sharing!

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    • on May 17, 2006

      actually my family called it "Italian Salad" while in america they call it the "russian salad"

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    Nutritional Facts for Russian Potato Salad (Salat Olivier)

    Serving Size: 1 (228 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 192.4
    Calories from Fat 28
    Total Fat 3.1 g
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    Cholesterol 111.6 mg
    Sodium 455.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
    Sugars 5.3 g
    Protein 9.1 g

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