This is a Russian salad that is eaten in many Mediterranean countries as well. There are many variations of the name, but the recipe originated in Russia. Serve cold, with warm flatbread or pita bread

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
5 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender enough to pierce with a fork, about 30 minutes. Drain and allow cool, then peel and dice. Place the diced potatoes into a large mixing bowl and refrigerate until cold. Once cold, fold in the mayonnaise, celery, eggs, chicken, mustard, olives, salt, and pickles. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

324 calories; protein 13.9g 28% DV; carbohydrates 17.7g 6% DV; fat 22.1g 34% DV; cholesterol 108mg 36% DV; sodium 725mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2008
This recipe was a really nice change from the traditional potato salad and fun to decorate with olives and serve but I had to knock off a star because it has too much mayo and not enough olives. Also since this is best served with 'medditeranean food' I used greek olives along with green olives for an extra kick. Very good thouigh especially on pita/ flatbread! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/29/2010
they forgot a can of sweet peas! i've never heard of olives going into olivieh! that isnt russian!! Read More
(9)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
03/29/2010
they forgot a can of sweet peas! i've never heard of olives going into olivieh! that isnt russian!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
03/31/2011
Every Russian family makes Olivyeh a little different but this is definitely not it! Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
09/18/2009
This is NOT Russian Olivieh! If you want the authentic Olivieh look in 'Russian Potato Salad' recipe. That one is pretty authentic. Just use bologna instead of hotdogs and add boiled carrots chopped up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2008
This recipe was a really nice change from the traditional potato salad and fun to decorate with olives and serve but I had to knock off a star because it has too much mayo and not enough olives. Also since this is best served with 'medditeranean food' I used greek olives along with green olives for an extra kick. Very good thouigh especially on pita/ flatbread! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2008
Pretty good. Very easy too. I didn't measure the mayo but what I used did not equal what the recipe called for. It doesn't need that much mayo and I added more olives. This is good just eating on the plate--forgot the pita bread this time but I'll eat the leftovers with pita. Thanks Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
Tasty! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/04/2011
Ummm not quiet the same as a 'traditional' one we eat at home. It tasted ok just wrong claim to fame:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2015
I have made this recipe many times. Everyone loves it! I don't measure my mayo and use a soy free brand. Read More