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    If you are used to traditional American potato salad, you will love this Eastern European Olivier – Russian Salad Olivier (or sometimes spelled Olivye) salad. It is very popular among all Slavic people and in Eastern Europe. I remember this salad was always on our table for New Years Eve when we were kids. I love to bring it to friends gatherings because everyone loves it and it’s perfect for large crowds. This recipe makes enough for 25+ people.

    Russian Salad Olivier

    This Russian salad Olivier is great for potlucks, BBQs, family gatherings, and holidays. It makes a lot and it’s easy to prepare. Don’t miss out my quick & easy method of making this salad in no time. Dicing the potatoes and carrots beforehand saves you a lot of time.

    Russian Salad Olivier

    How To Make Russian Salad Olivier

    What you need

    5 medium russet potatoes (about 2 lbs)

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    10 medium carrots

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    10 eggs

    2 lbs ham

    10 whole pickles

    2 cups of thawed frozen peas

    1 Granny Smith apple, finely chopped

    2 cups homemade (or Paleo) mayonnaise

    salt and freshly ground black pepper

    1/3 cup green onions, optional

    Instructions

    Peel and finely dice carrots, then peel and dice potatoes the same size as carrots. Place carrots and potatoes into a medium pot and cover with water. Add 1 tsp salt and bring to boil. Continue cooking uncovered for about 10-12 min or until tender then rinse with cold water and drain. Transfer to paper towels to remove any excess water. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

    Meanwhile hard boil the eggs in another pot.

    While the potatoes and carrots are cooking, dice ham and pickles in small dice. Add them to the mixing bowl. Also, add thawed peas.

    Season vegetables in the mixing bowl with salt and pepper, and stir well. Again, season and stir until all vegetables are well seasoned.

    Lastly, finely chop the hard-boiled eggs and add them to the bowl. Add the chopped apple to the salad, 2 cups mayonnaise and stir well. Let cool for at least 30 minutes in the fridge. Serve in a large salad bowl or platter. Enjoy!

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    5 from 3 votes
    Russian Salad Olivier
    Prep Time
    30 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    40 mins
     

    If you love traditional American potato salad, you will enjoy this Russian salad Olivier. Great salad to bring to a potluck or a family gathering.

    Course: Salad
    Cuisine: Mediterranean
    Keyword: Christmas, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Healthy, New Year's Eve, Summer, Winter
    Servings: 25 +
    Calories: 214 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 5 medium russet potatoes about 2 lbs
    • 10 medium carrots
    • 10 eggs
    • 2 lbs ham
    • 10 whole pickles
    • 2 cups of thawed frozen peas
    • 1 Granny Smith apple finely chopped
    • 2 cups homemade or Paleo mayonnaise
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/3 cup green onions optional
    Instructions
    1. Peel and finely dice carrots, then peel and dice potatoes the same size as carrots. Place carrots and potatoes into a medium pot and cover with water. Add 1 tsp salt and bring to boil. Continue cooking uncovered for about 10-12 min or until tender then rinse with cold water and drain. Transfer to paper towels to remove any excess water. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
    2. Meanwhile hard boil the eggs in another pot.
    3. While the potatoes and carrots are cooking, dice ham and pickles in small dice. Add them to the mixing bowl. Also, add thawed peas.
    4. Season vegetables in the mixing bowl with salt and pepper, and stir well. Again, season and stir until all vegetables are well seasoned.
    5. Lastly, finely chop the hard-boiled eggs and add them to the bowl. Add the chopped apple to the salad, 2 cups mayonnaise and stir well. Let cool for at least 30 minutes in the fridge. Serve in a large salad bowl or platter. Enjoy!
    Nutrition Facts
    Russian Salad Olivier
    Amount Per Serving (187 g)
    Calories 214 Calories from Fat 102
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 11.3g 17%
    Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 8.7g
    Cholesterol 91mg 30%
    Sodium 1021mg 43%
    Total Carbohydrates 18.7g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
    Sugars 4.7g
    Protein 10.1g 20%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    If you love traditional American potato salad, you will enjoy this Russian salad Olivier. Great salad to bring to a potluck or a family gathering.
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    Comments

    Growing up, this salad was definitely a staple for NYE, or any holiday for that matter. I love it so much. And making a huge batch is always a bonus.

    Thanks for sharing your version. I’ve never had an Olivie salad with apples!! That’s totally new to me!! How interesting.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thank you for stopping by, Shinee! Yes, making a large batch is always a good idea! 🙂 Apples add a nice sweet and fresh flavor, I think you will love it!

    I stumbled upon your Pinterest board after Pinterest matched us as similar tastes (I didn’t know they do that!) and I am so glad I found your blog. This is definitely a holiday staple! I never realized the proper name for it was Olivier. In Croatia it’s know as simply Russian (or French!) salad.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks for stopping by, Mira! In Bulgaria, this salad is also known simply as Russian salad. 🙂 I’ve heard that people in Russia usually call it Olivier or Olivye salad, so I had to include that name as well. I m heading over to check out your blog. 🙂

    This looks delicious!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks!!

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