This Christmas-themed Olivier salad is Russian-inspired and it's also called A La Russe salad. This is the healthier, vegan version. Give it a try!
potatoes carrots peas corn pickled cucumbers pickled red bell peppers mustard lemon juice olive oil
This is a special recipe for me because I only eat this salad once a year! It’s a tradition for us Romanians to make this salad on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
The A La Russe salad version is usually made without meat and can be easily veganized by using no eggs and vegan mayo.
I’m not a fan of mayo and I tried to make this salad as healthy as possible, so follow my recipe for homemade mayo if you want a healthier version too!
The sour flavor of pickles blends perfectly with the sweetness of the corn and carrots, but it's really important to respect the quantities for a balanced flavor profile!
The main difference between a good Olivier salad and a bad one is the quality of the mayonnaise, so always use homemade mayo if you can!
Also, if you're making your own mayo at home, I definitely recommend using good quality mustard. It will make a world of a difference!