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Olivier Salad

Olivier Salad - Olivye (салат Оливье)

Olivier Salad is a delicious Russian Potato Salad that's popular during the holidays. Around the world it's known as Ensalada Rusa, Rus Salatası, ρώσικη σαλάτα, bramborový salát and more. Perfect for pot lucks and barbecues.

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Russian
Keyword Olivier Salad
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10 people
Author Peter's Food Adventures


  • 1 lb /½ kg Ham
  • 4 medium potatoes peeled
  • 4 carrots peeled
  • 1 drained can of peas
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs diced
  • 5 medium-sized dill pickles
  • 1 cucumber deseeded
  • 1/3 cup green onion
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 bunch fresh dill chopped
  • 1 ½ cups mayo
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil potatoes and carrots. Cook until soft, but be careful not to overcook them so they don't turn to mush. Cool the vegetables with ice water.

  2. Hard boil the eggs. Cool and peel.

  3. Dice the potatoes, carrots, eggs, pickles, cucumbers and ham into small ¼" pieces. (keep everything the same size)

  4. Put all the ingredients (except peas) into a large bowl. Carefully mix throughout. Taste. Add more mayo if needed. Salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Carefully add the peas and gently mix without crushing them. Refrigerate and enjoy!