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Olivye Potato Sausage Salad

My Grandma's 70 year old recipe

This Olivye Potato Sausage Salad is a classic staple recipe to celebrate New Year's Eve, weddings, and big gatherings around the globe!

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6 potato(es)
4 carrot(s)
2 egg(s)
12 ounces sausage(s) 300 g (used chicken sausage, you can also use pork or turkey))
4 ounces pickled cucumbers 100 g
6 ounces mayonnaise 150 g

And love - it is the main ingredient!


4-5 tablespoons
Serving Size
12.8 g
20.4 g
30.9 g
5.3 g
Saturated Fat
4.2 g
82 mg
3.6 g
514 mg
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      About the Recipe


      This delicious Sausage Potato Salad Olivye has a long history in many countries. It counts different ingredients but the main ingredient is a potato.

      The place of birth of potato salads is Central Europe between Eastern and Western Europe. That’s why you can easily find many cuisines that love potato salad.

      Olivye salad in a big bowl

      Potatoes are a staple in every kitchen so you can make this salad any time of the year. But of course, the best season is summer when you can enjoy some new potatoes they have a softer texture and taste absolutely amazing!

      The variations are so different you will not believe in it until you try it. It is a very cultural process and the ingredients that the country has are in good supply.  Norway cuisine features adding herrings, which are nice and give salty and tangy flavors.

      French cuisine features parsley and specific dressing with champagne vinegar and Dijon mustard. Italian recipe gives a totally different flavor with cherry tomatoes, dark olives, capers, and red onion.

      Spanish recipe includes roasted red pepper and of course Spanish olives and sometimes even Spanish chorizo for an extra flavor. In different regions of Spain, people even add cooked codfish.

      German cuisine features fried bacon pieces and potatoes The grease from fried bacon is often used to make a dressing for the salad

      Ukrainian cuisine features sausage or boiled chicken breast, potatoes, carrots, hard boiled eggs pickles, and mayonnaise. Adding cooked peas is optional. Onions are not acceptable. 🙂

      This Olivye salad is a traditional version of my grandma’s recipe. She was a big fan of making this salad and every family and friends gathering was celebrated with this Olivye Potato Sausage Salad recipe.

      She didn’t like to experiment or change classics. She always taught: “If there is something that tastes good – continue making it in the same way”. Thank you, Grandma! 🙂

      What is the best season to make this recipe?

      This salad is an all-year-round recipe. You can make it during winter and summer if you are craving a good sausage potato salad.

      Where can I buy special ingredients?

      You can buy all your ingredients in your local store. And you can buy sausage in small butcher shops.

      Ready salad Olivye in a white bowl

      What can I serve with this dish?

      This Olivye Potato Sausage Salad is served best with a fresh piece of bread and a glass of tomato juice.

      How long can I store the leftovers?

      You can store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 24 hours. If you don’t add mayonnaise prior, you can keep this salad in the fridge up to 48 hours.

      Olivye salad in two bowls with fresh bread and a glass of tomato juice

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      35 minutes

      Prepare ingredients

      Wash potatoes, carrots and eggs under the running water. Place them in a pot and let them cook until they are soft. It usually takes around 25-30 minutes. After, let them cool off completely.

      You can boil eggs separately for 12 minutes to get the hard-boiled eggs. Or you can boil the eggs with potatoes and carrots in the pot - just add them when the water is boiling and cook for 10-12 minutes (the vegetables and eggs are already boiled and cold in my photo)

      25 minutes

      Chop all ingredients

      Peel potatoes, carrots and eggs and chop them into small pieces. Chop sausage and pickles, too.

      5 min

      Add mayonnaise

      Add 6 ounces of mayonnaise to a salad bowl. Mix everything well.



      Your Olivye Salad is ready. Enjoy!



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