Olivier Salad (Russian Potato Salad)

Olivier Salad is a famous Russian potato salad eaten on various occasions. Filling, hearty, and comforting!

Cuisine Russian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories Per Serving 363 kcal
Author CookingTheGlobe


  • 1 lb (450g) potatoes , unpeeled
  • 1/2 lb (225g) carrots , unpeeled
  • 1/2 lb (225g) bologna or ham , diced
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 lb (225g) fresh cucumber , peeled, diced
  • 1/2 lb (225g) pickles , diced
  • 1/4 lb (115g) red onion , chopped
  • 1/4 lb (115g) chives , chopped
  • 1 handful parsley , chopped
  • 1 15 oz or 440ml can sweet peas , drained
  • 2 heaping tablespoons mayo
  • 2 heaping tablespoons sour cream
  • salt and pepper , to taste


  1. In a pot, covered, on a low heat, boil the potatoes and carrots for 30 minutes, until a knife pierces through without resistance. Hard-boil the eggs.
  2. When cool enough, peel and dice the potatoes, carrots, and eggs.
  3. Add all the ingredients except the peas to a bowl and mix well. Now add the peas. Give a taste and adjust the seasonings, if needed. The salad can last up to a week in the fridge. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

1. You can use only pickles instead of combining fresh cucumber + pickles.
2. Bologna or ham can be substituted with chicken or other meat.
3. The dressing can be made only with mayo or only with sour cream for a healthier version.