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Olivier Salad in a bowl on a dinner table

Olivier Salad

Olivier Salad is a delicious Russian Potato Salad that's popular during the holidays. Around the world it's known as салат Оливье, Olivye, Ensalada Rusa, Rus Salatası, ρώσικη σαλάτα, bramborový salát and more. Perfect for Christmas, pot lucks and barbecues, it's crazy good!
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Russian, Slavic
Keyword Olivier Salad, Olivye
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10 people


  • onion chopper


  • 1 lb (½ kg) Ham or Smoked Chicken Breast
  • 4 medium potatoes peeled
  • 4 carrots peeled
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs diced
  • 5 medium-sized dill pickles
  • cup green onion optional
  • ½ small onion finely diced
  • 1 bunch fresh dill chopped
  • 1 ½ cups mayo
  • 1 can of peas drained
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 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.
  • Hard boil the eggs for about 11 minutes. Cool and peel.
  • Chop the potatoes, carrots, eggs, pickles, and ham into small pea size pieces. (try to keep everything the same size approx ¼").
  • Finely dice the white onion and fresh dill.
  • Mix together the potatoes, carrots, eggs, pickles, ham, onion, mayonnaise and fresh dill. Taste, season and add more mayo if needed.
  • Carefully fold in the canned peas without crushing them. Refrigerate and enjoy!