Prep 3 hrs
Cook 0 mins
One of the most traditional Russian salads, it was originally created by the French Chef, M. Olivier, but claimed by the Russians as one of their dishes. It is certainly become a big part of the Russian life and everyone knows how delicious this salad can be. Ironically, there are many different recipes. You can choose to add meat to it or serve it meatless. This recipe uses boiled chicken but some people use bologna as well. This salad is delicious when served fresh but even better when it has been refrigerated for a few hours or even overnight.
- 2 cups boiled chicken
- 2 -3 potatoes
- 2 -3 hard-boiled eggs
- 2 -3 dill pickles (pickled with salt not vinegar)
- 3 -4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 bunch green onion
- 1 bunch dill, chopped
- 1 cup sweet peas (fresh or thawed, if frozen)
- 2 carrots
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Cut up the chicken and set aside.
- Boil potatoes and carrots until they are soft in the middle and let cool to room temperature. Dice potatoes and carrots and combine in bowl. Add diced eggs, pickles, green onions, dill and sweet peas. Add the chicken. Mix all ingredients well while adding salt and pepper.
- Add Mayonnaise and mix all ingredients well again. Sprinkle with some dill and refrigerate for 2-3 hours).
Ok, I did this basically as shown except replaced a little cooked bacon for the chicken and probably added more mayo than suggested. Family all say it's excellent, best ever, when are you making it again? - you get the drift.
I love it. A tradition for New Year's Eve celebration. <br/>I often add black olives for taste and for decorations. Some people add sour apples, grated, like Granny Smith. The meat ingredient is not mandatory, and can be changed from chicken to cut up hotdog, or even crab meat, or shrimp.
Great salad! It's quite similar to the Romanian salad my dad used to make, so I had to try this one :) DH and I had an entire bowl for dinner and both agreed that it's clear five stars. Thanks for sharing!!