If you’ve been on my page for a while, you’ve probably learned that I love salads. They are versatile, nutritious, fulfilling, and a wonderful way to get in your fruits and veggies. I have many favorite salads, but this Olivier Salad takes the cake. I’ll use any excuse to whip up a giant bowl of this scrumptious salad.
There are so many combinations of this salad. I’ve seen versions with corn, ham, or chives. Mostly, Olivier Salad is made with ingredients on hand, which makes it a very popular and easy-to-make salad!
This salad is often referred to as “Russian Salad” and is gaining lots of popularity in the West. Although there are different versions, almost every Olivier Salad will have similar ingredients.
Tips To Make Olivier Salad!
Don’t overcook your vegetables! You’ll start off by boiling potatoes and carrots – together if you’d like. But keep a close eye on your potatoes. If you cook them for too long, they’ll turn into mush. And “mush” is not a great texture. This salad is wonderful when the carrots and potatoes hold their shape. Texture is really important in this salad.
Let the juices from the pickles run. Pickles are juicy. You could chop and dump into the salad right away, but you’ll end up with a runny Olivier Salad. What I like doing is chop up the pickles and let the juices run out a bit, strain, and add to the bowl.
Swap white onions for green onions. I know many people use white onions in their Olivier salads. But I love the taste of green onions here. It tastes so fresh and doesn’t give you that onion breath afterward.
This Olivier Salad is oh so wonderful! It’s perfectly textured, full of flavors, and easy to make!
Some versions also include meat in the salad. But today, we’re going for a vegetarian Olivier. Everything is cut/cubed/diced into small, bite-sized pieces for a uniform look.
What do I need to make this recipe?
Potatoes, which contain antioxidants and help your blood sugar levels.
Peas, which have vitamins C and E, as well as zinc.
Carrots that contain beta carotene and vitamin K.
Eggs, which are a great source of protein and cholesterol.
Cucumbers support hydration and give your body vitamin K.
Green onion provides your body with vitamins C and K.
Along with those ingredients, you’ll need pickles, mayonnaise, salt, and fresh dill!
How to make Simple and Classic Olivier Salad
Simple and Classic Olivier Salad
- cutting board
- salad bowl
- mixing spoon
- 2 medium carrots, boiled & dliced
- 2 medium potatoes, boiled & diced
- 5 large eggs, hard boiled & diced
- 1 stem green onion, chopped
- 1 stem fresh dill, chopped
- 1 can organic sweet peas, 15oz
- 4 kosher pickles, diced
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 4 Tbsp mayonnaise
- salt, to taste
- Boil 2 carrots, 2 potatoes; just until soft. Let cool down completely.
- Boil 5 large eggs for five minutes. Let cool down completely.
- Peel and dice the potatoes, carrots, and eggs.
- Chop 1 stem of green onion and 1 stem of fresh dill; add to the rest of diced ingredients.
- Drain 1 can of organic sweet peas, add to salad.
- Chop 4 kosher pickles and 1 cucumber then combine all of the ingredients together.
- When ready to serve, stir in 4 Tablespoons of mayonnaise (or to your taste) and add salt to taste.