If you have ever had Russian food or been to Russia, you may have noticed that a lot of our cuisine is based on the French. Starting from the 16th century, aristocratic Russians were intertwined culturally with the French and to this day, they maintain a great relationship in the arts. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Russian Salad or Russian Potato Salad is named, Olivie, in Russian, after its French/Belgium inventor who lived in Russia in the 19th century. The salad also holds the name Stolichni or stolychnaia which means capital’s.


  • 4 Medium Potatoes
  • 3 Medium Carrots
  • 1/2 Medium Onion
  • 3 Boiled Eggs
  • Can of Green Peas 
  • 4 marinated Cucumbers (usually marinated with garlic and dill)
  • Mayonnaise
  • 2 Chicken Things cooked or 3 Crab Sticks


  • Boil separately eggs, potatoes, carrots. Let it cool.
  • Peel potates and carrots
  • Thinly chop potatos, carrots, onion, eggs, cucumbers and either Chicken or Crab Sticks.
  • Combine with green peas and Mayonnaise.
Feel free to refrigerate the salad over night in order to have a stronger flavour even though, your salad is ready to serve as is. You can also replace Chicken or Crab Sticks with Turkey, Sausage or Duck.