Savory Ukrainian Potato Salad (Hearty & Flavorful)

This Ukrainian potato salad is a winner! It’s creamy, tender, and packed with flavor. Whether you’re at a party, holiday, or just chilling at home, you gotta have it. Families in Ukraine love this salad, and everyone has their own version. It’s like a tasty tradition passed down from grandma!

And guess what? Making it is easy-peasy with basic ingredients. Here’s a tip: it tastes even better the next day after it sits in the fridge. It gets creamier and tangier, yum! Plus, it’s really filling. You can even eat it as a meal all by itself. So next time you need a tasty dish, give this potato salad a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Olivye Ukrainian Potato Salad Recipe

Olivye Ukrainian Potato Salad Recipe

Looking for a yummy salad recipe that's perfect for parties or just a regular day? Try making Olivye Salad! Olivier salad is a classic Russian potato salad made with basic ingredients, often enjoyed at family gatherings and holidays. It's all about texture, with a creamy and addictive taste. It's perfect as a side dish, adding a burst of flavor to your BBQ spread!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Russian
Servings 5
Calories 249 kcal


  • Medium pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spoon or spatula


  • 1.5 pounds Potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 pound Carrots chopped
  • 1 pound Ham chopped
  • 5 Hard-boiled Eggs chopped
  • 3/4 cup Pickles diced
  • 1/2 pound Frozen Peas thawed
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped Fresh dill or 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • About 1/4 cup of chopped Green onion


  • Boil the potatoes and carrots in a pot of water for 12-15 minutes until they’re soft.
  • While they cook, boil the eggs and chop everything else.
  • Drain the potatoes and carrots, then rinse them with cold water.
  • In a big bowl, mix the ham, pickles, peas, and eggs.
  • Add the cooled potatoes and carrots.
  • In a small bowl, mix the mayo, dill, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the mayo mixture into the big bowl and gently mix everything together.
  • Put the salad in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • Before serving, you can add a bit of olive oil on top to make it tasty and check if it needs more salt.


  • Lighten it up by mixing half mayo with half sour cream for a healthier twist.
  • Give it a Latin American flair by adding a pinch of cumin or chili powder to the dressing.
  • For vegan friends, swap out regular mayo with vegan mayo and skip the eggs.
  • Keep your veggies uniformly diced for a balanced taste and a classy presentation.
  • Let all your ingredients cool completely before mixing to maintain the perfect texture.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition Value
Calories249 kcal
Carbohydrates 18g
Fibre 4g
Protein 15g
Sodium 1059mg

Can I Put Olivye Salad in the Freezer?

Can I Put Olivye Salad in the Freezer?

Nope, it won’t turn out well. The potatoes and mayo won’t thaw nicely, so your salad will be a mushy mess.

How Long Does Olivye Salad Stay Good?

Once it’s mixed up, it’s best eaten within 2 days if it’s in the fridge. But if you keep the mayo separate, it can last for about 5 days.

Can I Use Something Other Than Mayo?

Sure, You can switch it up with creme fraiche or sour cream for a different flavor.

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