Russian Potato Salad “Olivie” (“Olivier”) Recipe

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olivie (olivier) russian potato salad

This salad by the name of “Olivie” is extremely popular in Russia.  Every Russian-style celebration has “Olivie” as part of the menu.  “Olivie” is a must in a Russian New Year party!

“Olivie” (also sometimes spelled as “Olivier”) is also known as “Russian Potato Salad”.  It is indeed a very tasty potato salad, liked by almost everybody who tries it. This amazing salad is very filling, as it has meat it in – with some bread, it will make a great lunch!


5 potatoes, boiled
2 carrots, boiled
3  hard-boiled eggs
1 onion
4 salted pickles
1 apple, peeled
1/2 lb bologna
1/2 can (14 oz can) green peas
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup mayo


Peel the potatoes and chop into small cubes.  Chop the eggs and bologna into small cubes.  Chop the carrots, onion, apple and pickles into very small pieces.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Add green peas and mayo and mix until combined.

Here are some more picture of salad “Olivie” (“Olivier”):

All chopped Olivie ingredients in a huge bowl, before adding mayo:

salad olivier before adding mayo

Salad Olivie in a huge bowl, after the mayo has been added:

adding mayo to salad olivier

Salad Olivie in a bowl, ready to go on a table:

salad olivie olivier in a bowl

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  1. It’s a good way to dispose of any leftover cooked meat: beef, chicken, turkey, sausage – pretty much anything goes. Think of anything and chances are, someone has already used it in Olivier salad. Lucian Olivier must be turning in his grave but who cares: he didn’t want to share his secret recipe with the world in the first place.

  2. My roommate is from Russia and her mother makes this. Yummy! She also says not to leave the salted salmon for 4 days. She said “oh that’s Really Russian”. She said eat it tomorrow or the next day.

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