Olivier Salad

 A plate of Olivier Salad

Olivier Salad is a Russian version of potato salad. Most Olivier recipes call for a Russian Bologna, which is a pale pink bologna that has a smooth and smoky taste. I skip the bologna because it's processed, and I think the salad has enough protein and vegetables in it, that skipping bologna won't make a big difference in taste. The potato and peas are a good source of energy and actually, potatoes are the best energy producing vegetable. Carrots boost vision as well as stimulate gums and induce excess saliva. 

Olivier Salad Recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 2 medium carrots

  • 2 medium potatoes

  • 5 large eggs

  • 1 stem green onion

  • 1 stem fresh dill

  • 1 can (15oz) organic sweet peas

  • 4 kosher pickles

  • 1 cucumber

  • 4 Tablespoons mayonnaise

  • Salt to taste

How To:

  1. Boil 2 carrots, 2 potatoes; just until soft. Let cool down completely.

  2. Boil 5 large eggs for five minutes. Let cool down completely.

  3. Peel and chop potatoes, carrots and eggs.

  4. Chop 1 stem of green onion and 1 stem of fresh dill; add to the rest of chopped ingredients.

  5. Drain 1 can of organic sweet peas, add the peas.

  6. Chop 4 kosher pickles, and 1 english cucumber; combine all ingredients together.

  7. When ready to serve, stir in 4 Tablespoons of mayonnaise (or to your taste); Add salt to taste.

*serves 5