Russian Style Salad(Salat Olivier)

"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!"
 
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Ready In:
50mins
Ingredients:
13
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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.
  • Move vegetables as done to a plate and let cool completely.
  • Discard cooking water.
  • Peel the potato and carrots and cut each into 1/4" dice.
  • Transfer vegetables to a large bowl.
  • Add onions, cucumbers, pickles, peas, eggs, dill, paarsley, mayonnaise, and vinegar to the bowl and stir until well combined.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
  • Adjust seasonings.
  • Transfer to a serving dish. Enjoy!

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Reviews

  1. tvincelli
    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.
     
  2. juliee123456789
    i lovee it
     
  3. Lalaloula
    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.
     
  4. Sally
    This was good and we loved the carrots added. I do a lot of potatoe salads. However, it does need a bit of bang to it as it was somewhat bland. Either more salt or pickle type stuff. I am going to add bacon the next time I make it. Thanks Sharon123 its a keeper!
     
  5. ladypit
    This is a good potato salad. I used baby carrots (as that was all I had) so I boiled those in a seperate pot from the potatoes. I mixed all but the potatoes together and then, when they were ready, just added them in. I used fat free mayo and left out the dill because I was out. We did think this made a whole lot more then 4 servings. More like 8 -10 for a side dish.
     
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