Russian Salad Olivie

olivie recipe

Olivie Salad

Everyone has a different opinion on what goes into a proper olivie – what vegetables, even what meat. It can be made with veal, chicken or ham, but classic Soviet olivie is made with bologna, called doktorskaya kolbasa. This was a new sort of kielbasa, developed in 1936, inspired by American bologna but developed with 99% less fat and all natural ingredients, hence the name: doctor’s kielbasa.
Course Appetizer, Salad
Servings 8


  • 3 potatoes boiled, skin on
  • 4 eggs hard boiled
  • 1 pound bologna
  • 6 to 7 pickles in brine (not vinegar!)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of sweet peas
  • ¼ onion finely chopped
  • 3 tbsps mayonnaise


  • Let potatoes and eggs cool and peel them. Chop potatoes, eggs, bologna and pickles into ½-inch pieces or smaller and put into bowl.
  • Drain liquid from peas, add them and onion to the bowl and mix.
  • Add mayonnaise, salt if necessary and mix.
  • If potatoes are still a little warm, refrigerate the salad for about 15 minutes before serving.
Keyword mayonnaise

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