Russian Olivier Salad

Here’s a perfect salad to take to a picnic or party!  The surprise ingredient is the the crunchy pickle, which is really a perfect flavor in this traditional Russian dish. Some recipes add diced ham, but I prefer to keep it vegetarian to please every palate!

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Ingredients (Serves 8):

3 potatoes peeled and diced
3 carrots diced
6 boiled eggs diced
1 sweet yellow onion diced
2 cups frozen fresh sweet peas
1 cup of diced bread and butter sliced pickles
1/2 cup of thinly sliced green onions
1 cup mayo
2 tablespoons of pickle juice from the jar
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Salt and pepper to taste

 

Method:

In a pot combine potatoes and carrots. Cover with water completely and bring to a boil. Salt the water and cook for about 15 min or until a knife easily pierces through. Be careful to not over cook. Drain and cool the potatoes and carrots. In a small bowl combine mayo, pickle juice, dill, salt and pepper. Stir to combine dressing. In a large bowl combine all diced ingredients and green onions, top with dressing. Gently fold the salad and dressing together. Garnish with extra sliced green onion. 

SaladsEvan Wei-Haas