Russian Style Salad(Salat Olivier)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a popular cold dish in Russia, but was actually crated by a Frenchman, Monsieur Olivier, at his Moscow restaurant, L'Ermitage, in the late 1800's. He then went on to cook for Russia's last czar, Nicholas ll. The original recipe called for 6-8 oz. chicken,diced, but I have left it out, to make this vegetarian. Feel free to add the chicken back in, if you like!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the potatoes and carrots into a medium saucepan, cover with cold water, and gently boil over medium heat until tender, about 30 minutes for the potato and 20 minutes for the carrots.
  2. Move vegetables as done to a plate and let cool completely.
  3. Discard cooking water.
  4. Peel the potato and carrots and cut each into 1/4" dice.
  5. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl.
  6. Add onions, cucumbers, pickles, peas, eggs, dill, paarsley, mayonnaise, and vinegar to the bowl and stir until well combined.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
  9. Adjust seasonings.
  10. Transfer to a serving dish. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Very cool and refreshing with fun pops of flavors. I realized I was out of mayo after everything else was ready to go, so I just subbed sour cream. Turned out just fine.

tvincelli June 13, 2015

WOW!!! Sharon, this such a yummy twist on potato salad! I really like the addition of dill and cucumber! It makes the salad taste so fresh! Just plain YUMMY! :) I was very eager to see how everything would go together and especially curious about the addition of peas. But then somehow I forgot to add them in and didnt even notice until now. The salad in my opinion didnt need them. But Im sure theyd be a lovely addition. Since I luved this so much, Ill definitely make it again and then use the peas. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this tasty recipe with us, Sharon! Made and reviewed for 1-2-3-Hit-Wonders Octobre 09.

Lalaloula October 09, 2009

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