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Authentic Russian Salad 'Olivye'

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a recipe my mom and grandmother use every time there's a family gathering or a special occasion. To make this a vegetarian dish just leave out the ham. Potatoes, carrots, and eggs do not have to be chilled completely after boiling. Dill can be substituted for parsley if desired."
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50 m servings 261
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add potatoes and carrot. Return mixture to a boil and add eggs; cook until potatoes are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain and slightly cool mixture. Chop potatoes and carrot; peel and chop eggs.
  2. Mix potatoes, carrot, eggs, pickles, peas, ham, and parsley together in a large bowl; stir in mayonnaise until salad is evenly coated.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 261 calories; 12.4 30.7 8.4 82 1307 Full nutrition

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I'm an American living in Moscow, and this is THE recipe for inviting a Russian in for the New Year's holidays. (the first week of January) I usually see it with dill instead of parsley. One can...

After hearing how amazing Russian salad is in a book I was reading. I had to look it up to see what it is. Sounds like a different take on potato salad so I gave it a try. Only thing I did di...

Made this for my husband for his birthday, I found your recipe and this was the first time I made it. We were just back from our trip in slovenia and he said it was just like that! Thank you so...

I've been eating this salad since I was a child. My mom always made it for special occasions, so when I eat this salad it makes me feel happy. Traditionally it was made with doktorskaya kolba...

This is a very easy recipe and everybody loved it. Will definitely do it often.

Turned out perfectly! Brought to book club for Russian themed night, and was asked for the recipe — everyone loved it. I used Yukon gold potatoes boiled for about 20 min., used frozen green peas...