It is strange that one of the classics of Serbian cuisine is called Russian Salad. Actually, it is our take on Salad Olivier, and until recently it would be impossible to see any Serbian festivity without it. Recipes vary form home to home and I suggest you find the amounts of ingredients that you like best.
Update, January 2013: This was funny… I’ve been on a ski trip in Estonia with some friends and I shouted to my Guy: “Hey, look, they have Russian Salad here!”. Our Estonian friend said: “That’s potato salad.”, and then friend from Croatia asked: “You mean the French Salad?”
3-4 medium sized pickled cucumbers
400 g ham
500 g cooked carrots
300 g cooked peas
3 medium potatoes, cooked
1 tsp mustard
at least 250 g mayonnaise, but probably more ;)
1 tsp vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Dice pickles, ham, carrot and potatoes and then add the rest of the ingredients. Taste and adjust to taste. You’ll probably need more mayo :D
Note: The vegetables should be cooked separately. Salad will be much better if you ask me. Also, it is best if you cut everything to be about the same size as peas.