Russian Salad (Olivier)

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Usually people outside of former-USSR call it Russian Salad, however its original name is Salad Olivier.

This salad was and maybe still is the most traditional dish for the home New Year celebration for Russian people. Hope you will like it too.


  • 1lb of bologna
  • 1 can (15 oz) of sweet peas
  • 3 middle size potatoes
  • 4-5 middle size carrots
  • 5-6 eggs
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 1 bunch of fresh dill
  • 5-6 middle size cucumbers (pickled with salt not with vinegar, that is important)
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt by taste
  • Mayonnaise by taste


Boil carrots and potatoes in advance and make sure they cool till room temperature when you start making the salad. Prepare hard boiled eggs in advance, let them to cool down to room temperature as well. Wash green onions and dill.

Skin boiled potatoes and dice them into small cubes.

Skin boiled carrots and dice them into the cubes of the same size you diced potatoes.

Put diced carrots and potatoes into big bowl.

Open can with peas and remove liquid, add to the bowl.

Peel eggs and dice them into the same size pieces as carrots and potatoes. Add the to the bowl

Dice bologna, add to the bowl.

Dice pickled cucumbers. It is important to take cucumbers pickled with salt not with vinegar.

Chop green onions and dill, add to the bowl.

Mix everything, season with ground black pepper and add salt if you feel it is needed. Add mayonnaise and mix everything again. Put salad to the bowl you want to serve it in. Your Russian Salad Olivier is ready to be served!



Recipe Comments

  1. posted by slipknot0129 on Mar 18, 2013

    My friends and I are throwing a “Red” themed New Year’s party and we would like some ideas for it. What should we name the party (I was wondering how to say “New Year’s Orgy” in Russian)?. Are there any traditional Russian/Soviet party games? What are some good ideas for costumes? Any and all ideas wlecome…

  2. posted by Scott W on Mar 21, 2013

    I don’t mean leafy green or salads containing past but uhhhh
    For example …..
    Potato salad
    Cole slaw
    Russian salad
    Egg salad
    Macaroni salad
    What would all of these by categorized as ???

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