A delicious though not so healthy “salad” - here is the recipe for an addictive russian salad!

Wikipedia says this is a traditional salad dish in Russian cuisine, which is also popular in other post-Soviet countries, and that the original version of the salad was invented in the 1860s by a cook of Belgian origin, Lucien Olivier, in Russia. So it is also called Olivier salad. It also says that in Croatia and Slovenia it is typically prepared without meat, and is usually called French salad. While in Bosnia and Herzegovina both the Russian salad and French salad are very popular, especially during holidays.

It does go deliciously with the kiflice from the last post!



  • 5 eggs
  • 5 medium carrots
  • 4 potatoes
  • 250g baby gherkins
  • 300g light ham light or chicken
  • peas one can
  • 500mL mayonnaise - Thomy brand recommended
  • 300g light sour cream
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • pinch of salt


  1. Hard boil the eggs.
  2. Boil the carrots and potatoes until soft.
  3. Cut hard boiled eggs, carrots, potatoes, baby gherkins and light ham in to small pieces.
  4. In a large bowl, add the mayonnaise and the light sour cream.
  5. Add the diced ingredients and the drained peas, and mix.
  6. Add the juice of one lemon, the mustard and salt.
  7. Mix and taste test - if needed add more mustard or salt, or any other ingredient as desired!