Famous Russian salad Olivier’s cheaper variation is called Stolichny Salad (Capital Salad or Moscow Salad). Recipe was partly stealed, partly invented by Olivier’s ex-sous-chefs, Ivan Ivanov in the restaurant Moskva in Soviet Russia times.
The most important difference between the salad Olivier and the Capital salad now – meat component. Olivier salad most often contain beef (or most cheaper bologna), Capital Salad contain chicken meat. Some argue that in the Capital salad cucumbers should be fresh, not pickled (like it’s Summer version of Olivier, also known like Winter Salad – hope that nobody has tangled between the names of salads), others say that there are no carrots at all, some say about additional tomato sauce in dressing (yeah, sort of Russian Dressing), some insist that there must be crabmeat.
So my version has same ingredients as Olivier Salad, but I used chicken breast.
P. S. To tell the truth, I made this salad just because I had to much homemade mayo in my fridge. I’m not a big fan of this type of meal. But it’s still Russian classic, so let it be.
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