Russian Salad

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Yields: 1 Serving Difficulty: Easy

Russian Salad


If you are tired of the same regular salad, this Russian Salad recipe will surely add a twist to your daily meal. It is suitable even for individuals with little cooking skills. In fact, if you follow the step-by-step instructions, you’ll have a perfect dish in no time. When you’re in a rush, this continental recipe is one of the easiest to make.


What is Russian Salad?


Russian Salad is also known as “Ensalada Rusa,” “Olivier Salad,” or “Salad Olivieh.” It is a traditional Russian dish composed of diced vegetables and mayonnaise dressing. Lucien Olivier invented the original form, hence the name “Olivier salad.”


It is a simple and quick salad dish to prepare for dinner parties at home and is frequently found on restaurant menus. You can cook this salad with your regular meals or eat it anytime because it is refreshing and filling. A few key ingredients are potatoes, eggs, carrots, pickles, onions, peas, and mayonnaise-based dressing.


The Russian Potato Salad, like this Polish Potato Salad with Pickles and Eggs, is extremely popular because of its taste and ease of making.


Notable Ingredients At A Glance


Vegetables – You can add any kind of veggies from your pantry, carrots, potatoes, beans, etc. I have used the following vegetables:


  • Potatoes – Potatoes are high in fiber, which might help you lose weight by keeping you fuller for longer.
  • Carrot – They are high in vitamin A and beta-carotene, both of which have been linked to a lower incidence of diabetes. They can help to strengthen your bones.
  • Peas – Peas are high in vitamins C and E, zinc, and other antioxidants that help your immune system.
  • Pineapple – A few slices of fresh pineapple daily can aid digestion by clearing the body’s organs and blood.


Salad Dressing


Mayonnaise or Greek Yogurt – I have used Eggless Mayonnaise as I am preparing the vegan version.  You can also make your own mayonnaise or use your favorite brand.

1/2 cup mayo.


Salt & Pepper – Add salt and pepper as per your taste.


How To Prepare Russian Salad?


Take a large mixing bowl. Add the boiled potatoes, carrots, peas, and pineapple to it.


Then add the salad dressing of mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Mix all of it thoroughly.


Garnish with some boiled peas and serve at room temp or cold.


Some Expert Tips For Preparing Russian Salad


  • Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, snow peas, green peas, potatoes, edamame beans, sweet corn, baby corn, french beans, capsicum (bell pepper), and other vegetables can be used.
  • Use your favorite brand of mayonnaise. Homemade mayonnaise is always an excellent option.
  • Garnish with tomato slices, cucumber slices, or sliced bell pepper. In contrast, put the salad on a bed of lettuce leaves or garnish with lettuce leaves.
  • Rinse lettuce leaves well with water. Then, drain the water and completely dry them with a kitchen towel or kitchen napkin. Alternatively, a salad spinner can be used to dry them.
  • This salad can also be served cold. Refrigerate the salad for a few hours to allow it to cool.


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Russian Salad

  • Author: Mish
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


Russian Salad – Super easy. Feel free to use vegan or vegetarian mayo to substitute regular mayonnaise.



  • 2 big boiled potato – cut in small cubes
  • 2 medium boiled carrot – cut in small cubes
  • 1/2 cup boiled peas
  • 1 cup pineapple – cut in cubes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise or a mix if 1/2 cup Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup mayo.


  1. Take a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the boiled potatoes,carrots,peas and pineapple.
  3. Add the salt and black pepper.
  4. Add mayonnaise
  5. Mix.
  6. Garnish with some boiled peas.
  7. Serve room temp or cold.Russian Salad Image

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