Potato Salad (Salad e Oliveh)

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Author Notes: Salad e Oliveh is an Iranian version of Potato Salad haven't made this in a while, I was inspired to dredge up this recipe in my quest for cold meals, its relatively simple to prepare there are several componants but its well worth it this is more than a side dish its an entire meal. I like to serve with warm flatbread or toasted baguette and a bitter greens salad like dandelion or arugula with a lemon vinegarette. Because this has mayonaise pack in the cooler if you are eating outdoors.sdebrango

Serves 6-8

  • 1 Small chicken (baked or boiled and shredded)
  • 6-8 Potato's (I like Yukon Gold) If the potato is large use 6, medium-small use 8
  • 4 Hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1 cup Cornichon pickles chopped
  • 1 cup Baby Peas, canned, fresh or frozen your choice.
  • 1-2 cup Mayonaise (homemade or bought) You can add how much you like
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 whole lemon depending on size)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Bread of your choice, I like with either warmed flat bread or baguette drizzled with olive oil and toasted
  • Lemon wedges
  • Olive Oil to drizzle
  • Garnish with snips of chives
  1. Prepare the chicken you can bake or boil. (I like to bake seasoned with some salt and pepper and thyme with a half lemon and shalot in the cavity. If you bake the chicken cover baking pan with aluminum foil, For a small chicken it takes less than an hour to bake. Boiling is approximately the same cooking time.
  2. While chicken is baking peel potato's and boil them whole until they are fork tender but not falling apart.When they are done drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Mash with one of those hand held mashers it's a rough mash leaving lots of pieces of potato. Boil your eggs.
  3. Chop your pickles, chop the hard boiled egg, shred the chicken add it all to the large mixing bowl along with the potato's. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, mayonnaise starting with 1 cup add more as needed and according to your taste. Salt and pepper to taste and lastly add the peas gently incorporate so as not to mash them
  4. Refrigerate overnight. When you serve, heat your bread, cut lemon wedges make a salad. I like this with a squeeze of lemon, drizzled with olive oil you can scoop it up with the warm bread.
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about 2 years ago Kukla

Congratulations, Suzanne on your Community Pick! Your recipe is a nice variation on a classic dish.

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you so much Kukla, it is very similar to one you make and submitted for a contest. It's amazing how variations of dishes appear in so many different cultures.

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about 2 years ago EmilyC

Yep, I missed this one too but LOVE the sounds of it. Saved!

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks Emily, I have missed so many recipes too! If you make it I hope you like!

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about 2 years ago lapadia

Perfect picnic fare, Suzanne...and delicious, too! Somehow missed this the first time around.

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks Linda, I have missed so many recipes and wonder how that happened. It really is a delicious salad and yes, perfect for a picnic. I used to heat the bread on the grill and serve warm with the salad.

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about 2 years ago creamtea

Yum! Love anything Persian (I visited Iran in the '70's). This sounds delightful.

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you so much, I do too! It's hands down my favorite food. It must have been wonderful in Iran in the 70's, how lucky!

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about 2 years ago nzle

I LOOOOOOVE salad olivieh! This recipe is a classic.

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you so much Nozlee, I was a little afraid to enter this since your Mom is a pro Persian cook. I did learn many Iranian dishes and this is one of my all time favorites.

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about 2 years ago nzle

I LOOOOOOVE salad olivieh! This recipe is a classic.

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Sounds yummy not only for a picnic but inside the kitchen on a rainy night!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Its pouring rain right now it would be good on a rainy night. Thank you!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks sagegreen, its good and portable just need a cooler cause of the mayo. Thanks

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

This does look like the perfect picnic supper!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you nogaga, it really is. I used to bring this to picnics all the time and its a meal intself.

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over 3 years ago nogaga

This looks delicious!