Creamy Russian Potato Salad Recipe (Olivier Salad)

Olivier salad is a traditional Creamy Russian Potato Salad Recipe (Olivier Salad) made with finely diced potatoes, carrots, pickles, boiled eggs, sweet peas, onions, and bologna or ham, all tossed with a simple dressing of mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Typically, you’ll find it served at family gatherings or on holidays.

If you grew up in a Slavic home, you likely have memories of eating a big bowl of it on Christmas. Below, find an overview of the flavor, texture, and cooking time.

Making Russian-style potato salad only requires a bit of boiling, chopping, and mixing.

Below, find a quick overview of the recipe before you dive in.

Creamy Russian Potato Salad Recipe (Olivier Salad)

How To Make Creamy Russian Potato Salad Recipe (Olivier Salad) With Step-By-Step Instructions

IngredientsCreamy Russian Potato Salad Recipe (Olivier Salad)

  • Potatoes (1 Ib)
  • Large Eggs (5 eggs)
  • Chopped Dill pickle (1 & 1/2 cup)
  • Chopped Carrot (1 cup )
  • Peas (1 & 1/2 cup)
  • Salami Chopped (2/3 cup)
  • Mayonaise (1 cup)
  • Dijon Mustard (1 tsp)
  • Vinegar (1 tsp), is optional
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Firstly, take a large pot and boil potatoes, peel, and chop into small cubes.
  2. When potatoes are boiled then strain the potatoes and in the same water you can also boil the peas and carrots until they become soft.
  3. In another pot, take water and boil the eggs then peel and chopped into small cubes.
  4. When the carrot gets soft then cut it into small cubes.
  5.  I like to leave them on the crunchier side, not too soft.
  6. Chop pickles and meat.
  7. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  8. Serve or cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.


You need the following ingredients for the recipe

– 5 medium pickled cucumbers
– 2 large yellow potatoes
– 3 large carrots
– 5 eggs
– 1/2 medium onion
– 1 lb bologna or ham
– 12 oz canned sweet peas (rinse and drain)
– 1/2 cup mayonnaise
– 1 tbsp salt (adjust to taste)

Creamy Russian Potato Salad Recipe (Olivier Salad)

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