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potato salad on a platter with a spoon, cream napkin, a bowl with salad dressing and a bowl with herbs, dill.

Russian Potato Salad Recipe with Chicken aka Salad Oliver

A hearty and flavourful Russian potato salad also known as Salad Olivier is a welcome addition to any celebration! 
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Course: Appetiser
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: potato salad recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
cooling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 128kcal


For the potato salad dressing

  • ½ cup/125ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp water to loosen the dressing
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

For the potato salad

  • 4 waxy potatoes like red potatoes medium, boiled and cooled
  • 6 eggs hard boiled
  • 1 lbs cooked chicken such as rotisserie chicken
  • 4 dill pickles (not sweet) Polish gherkins in UK
  • 3-4 green onions
  • ½ apple medium
  • 1 tbsp dill fresh
  • 1 tbsp parsley fresh
  • salt to taste


For the salad dressing

  • In a small bowl mix all ingredients with a whisk until well blended. Add a touch more water for desired consistency. 

For the salad

  • Cook eggs and unpeeled potatoes, cool.  Peel both and set aside. Boil or roast chicken if not using already prepared chicken. Remove skin and bones. (You can also use any leftover chicken for this salad.) 
  • Dice all ingredients into a ½ inch dice and mix gently in a large bowl, add herbs and dressing last, then season with salt to taste. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow flavours to meld. Do not be tempted to skip this step as it does make a difference. 


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 572mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.6mg