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Olivier salad: simple salad recipe you will love

Starter
4 servings
15 min
20 min
Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 4
Serves 4.

Cooking time 35 minutes.

Preparation time 15 minutes


For the salad you will need:

2-3 medium potatoes boiled

1-2 eggs hard boiled

1 medium carrot boiled

7-8 cornichons

2-3 tablespoons of pickled peppers (optional)

3-4 sausages or a cup of chopped ham or chicken breast

1/4 white onion

1 pinch of salt

1 pinch of black pepper

2-3 tablespoons of canned peas

3 tablespoons of mayo (light)

Preparation

  • This is a traditional recipe for the parties and holidays in Slavic countries. No one knows where it came to former Soviet countries from,(we were a huge country with closed borders for decades), but this was the main salad of every celebration in almost every family for decades.

    I cook this salad very rarely and mainly in autumn and winter, as I consider this salad too conservative and even boring to cook it very often. I always experiment with the ingredients as it?s always good to have a different taste of the same well known dish.
    Step 1: wash and boil the potato and carrot. Boil for 20 minutes of until cooked i.e. soft. Boil an egg until cooked.

    Step 2: Peel a potato and a carrot. Shell an egg(s)

    Step 3 : Chop in small chunks potato, carrot, sausage (or any meat you plan to incorporate in a dish), egg. Finely chop the onion (1/4 of it)

    Chop cornichons and pickled pepper, mix everything.

    Step 4: Add salt,pepper and canned peas. Dress with mayo , you can add some dill you you like.

    Serve cold.

    ***Tip from Helen*** The meat may also be substituted with mushrooms. canned in water or fried mushrooms, the taste will be different. Pickled peppers aren?t a must.For dressing you may combine mayo and sour cream or mayo and ranch dressing. Don?t make the dressing too sour though.***

    Enjoy!
    Sincerely,
    Helen
    http://www.helenscooking.info



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