Russian Salad 1 hour

Story Behind The Recipe

As a child my mother always made this Russian Salad. It is my favourite and quite filling. Every time I make it for my guests, its always a hit! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did, still do ;-)


  • 8 medium unpeeled potatoes
  • 2 medium carrots cubed
  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 150 gms fresh peas
  • 1 ½ medium red onions diced
  • 100 gms gherkins (thinly sliced)
  • 3 tbs Mayonnaise
  • 3 or 4 sprigs of dill
  • Few Olives
  • Salt & Pepper


Boil the potatoes in their skins until cooked. Let cool and keep in the fridge, for a few hours or overnight, ie if time permits. Like wise boil the carrots together with the peas and in a separate pan boil the eggs. Once done, peel the eggs and set aside to cool. The best would be to boil everything the night before and mix them the next day. As the salad is best served cold. Once cooled, peel the potatoes and cut into cubes, slice the eggs and mix all the remaining ingredients, the yolks will be nicely incorporated with the mayonnaise and will make the salad even creamier. Season to taste and garnish with the sprigs of dill and olives. Serve cold!

Preparation Time 1 hour
Number of Servings 6-7
Dish Types salad
Conditions(health check)