This is the most traditional Russian salad we make for any holiday, and New Year’s Eve is the biggest holiday of all, when “Olivier” would be on all tables. What makes it more special is “leftovers”… You can eat it the next day and joke that the salad is from last year.
If you like it, try other salads from my cooking blog!
Potato salad (Russian salad)
- 4 large potatoes
- 3 medium carrots
- 7 hardboiled eggs
- 1 lb bologna
- 7 pickles
- 1/2 raw onion
- 1 can peas (14 oz)
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook potatoes and carrots in a medium pot in their skins until tender. Do not overcook.
- Peel the vegetables and eggs.
- Cut the potatoes, carrots, bologna, eggs, pickles and onion into small 1/4 inch squares.
- Mix all the ingredients with mayonnaise, salt and black pepper. Chill salad before serving.
- For a fancier presentation, serve it in mini cups.
Very simple and quick recipe to make, from the ingredients that you’ll always find in your pantry. Eggs, tuna, pickles and mayonnaise. Perfect appetizer for any event or pre-dinner snack.
Hard-Boiled Eggs Loaded With Tuna
- 7 hard boiled eggs
- 1 can (180 g) tuna in its own juice
- 1-3 medium pickles
- 4-5 Tbsp mayonnaise
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pinch paprika
- fresh herbs
- Place raw eggs in a saucepan and cover with at least 2-3 inches of cold water. Place the saucepan over high heat until it reaches a boil. Boil for 10 minutes on medium heat. Remove from hot water and transfer them into ice cold water for 5-10 minutes.
- Grate 2 pickles, using a microplane cheese grater. Cut one pickle into thin slices.
- Carefully peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove yolk from 6 eggs.
- Mash 6 egg yolks and one whole egg with fork until crumbly.
- Drain and mash the tuna, combine with mashed eggs. Add shredded pickles, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and mix until incorporated.
- Spoon the mixture into the egg whites. Garnish with paprika, fresh herbs and sliced pickle.
- If there is some extra filling left, serve it on the fresh bread or crackers.