Monday, 4 April 2011

Tried and Tested: Persian Salad Olivier

I made among other things Persian Salad Olivier for our brunch with our friends on Saturday.

Salad Olivier is very common at parties in Iran and our Russian friend was delighted when she realised it is identical to Russian Olivier.  But I found out that this salad was originally the creation of a French chef, M. Olivier, who had a fashionable restaurant in Moscow called The Hermitage in the 1860s

Small world ;-)

This is how I made it:

Finely chop and combine in a bowl:
1/2-3/4 of a grilled chicken (remove the skin)
3 hard boiled eggs
4-5 boiled potatoes
5-6 gherkins
2-3 handfuls of peas (I used frozen peas)
2 celery stalks
1 small red onion
Some flat leaf parsley
You can also add some olives if you like.

In a separate bowl I combined:
4-5 generous tbsp of mayonnaise
4-5 generous tbsp of creme fraiche (light )
(or just use mayonnaise - I wanted to cut down a bit on the calories)
lemon juice
you can also use some tumeric if you want to add some more color to the dressing

Pour the mayonaise dressing over and mix well. Let it rest in the fridge for at least a couple of hours to let the flavours combine.



  1. Nå ble jeg jammen sulten...*smiler*...
    Klem Fredrikke

  2. Nå ble jeg sulten. Ser fristende ut. :)
    Nydelige bilder i forrige innlegg.

    Ønsker deg en glad dag, Mette!