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Olivier Salad Recipe (Russian Potato Salad)

This Olivier Salad (Russian Potato Salad) recipe is a traditional dish in the Russian cuisine and served in most restaurants and parties. This salad is commonly known as the Russian salad and Olivye in the Ukrainian community.
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 3/4 lb meat, cubed
  • 3 potatoes, cooked and cubed
  • 3 carrots, cooked and cubed
  • 6 eggs, cooked and cubed
  • 3 dill pickles, cubed
  • 1 sweet onion, cubed
  • 1 cup frozen fresh peas
  • 1/2 english cucumber (2 small cuces), cubed
  • 1 cup mayo
  • dill to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar, optional


  • In a large pot, add potatoes and carrots. Cover completely with water. Bring to a boil and cook about 20-25 minutes or until a knife pierces through easily. (Don’t overcook. Remove carrots and potatoes from water, set aside to cool).
  • In a small pot, add eggs, cover eggs will water and bring to a boil cook. Cook eggs 8-10 minutes. 
  • Cube all of the ingredients. 
  • Combine everything, mix. Add mayo to taste. You may need a little more than 1 cup, depending on sizes of your ingredients. 
  • Season with salt, pepper and sugar. Add fresh dill, mix.