Cook's Hideout: Salad Olivier -- Russian Potato Salad

September 20, 2014

Salad Olivier -- Russian Potato Salad

I found this Russian Potato Salad called Salad Olivier on Smitten Kitchen. It is a very simple potato salad but the addition of dill pickles, carrots and peas makes it a little different. I never bought dill pickles before and I didn't realize there were 20 different kinds of pickles in the store. It took me good 10 minutes to figure out what to buy. Carrots and peas make the salad look more colorful. 
Salad Olivier -- Russian Potato Salad

Recipe adapted here.
IngredientsServes 2~3
Russet Potato - 1 large
Red or White Onion - 2tbsp, finely chopped
Egg - 1, hard boiled (optional)
Carrot - 3tbsp, diced and cooked
Peas - 3tbsp
Dill pickles - 1, chopped
Mayonnaise - ¼cup (or use 2tbsp each of mayo & sour cream)
Salt & Pepper - to taste

  • Boil potatoes until fork tender. I pressure cooked mine for 2 whistles. Peel and chop into ¼"~½" pieces.
  • Combine all the ingredients and mix well until combined. Serve!!
Salad Olivier -- Russian Potato Salad
Check out the complete Russian Vegetarian Meal here.


  1. Awesome! Will have to try it. The pictures look so colorful and the texture is so perfect.

  2. The potato salad has a nice interesting name, reminds me of Oliver Twist:))

  3. this is so popular in UK as well..i practically had it at each and every meal that I was invited to over the weekends, i love the taste

  4. My kind of salad, i can finish the bowl rite now.

  5. Lovely pictures and salad looks so refreshing. Nice one and the name is so intriguing.

  6. I live near a Russian area in Brooklyn called Brighton Beach and you should see the variety of pickles. It's like olives in a Middle Eastern markets. rows and rows of choices , spicy, sweet, can be intimidating so I understand why it took you so long to decide

  7. I am googling dill pickle for its new to me and I am still not sure I saw the right bottle. Will love to try this out.

  8. That bowl and the salad looks great!


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