Salad Olivieh (Traditional Persian Potato Salad)

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Salad Oleveih
Persian Potato Salad

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A traditional Persian side dish made with eggs, chicken, potatoes, and pickles, garnished with black olives and cherry tomatoes. Packed with flavor, this versatile potato salad can be served as a side, in a sandwich or with breakfast.
  1. In large pot, add the chicken and enough water to cover the meat by 3-inches. Add salt, cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat, cook on medium for 1 hour. Remove chicken from water and let cool. Remove skin and bones from meat and discard. Shred 4 cups of the chicken, saving the remaining meat and chicken broth for another use. Transfer shredded chicken to the bowl.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, boil potatoes and eggs in separate pots until done. Remove from water to cool before peeling eggs and dicing potatoes. Add both to a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Dice pickles and add to the bowl
  4. In small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pour dressing over chicken salad and toss well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cover and refrigerate a minimum of 2 hours to allow flavors to infuse together.
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl or plate and garnish with tomatoes and black olives. Serve as an appetizer or side dish.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes:

  • A simple shortcut for the chicken is to purchase a pre-roasted chicken, remove skin and bones and shred 2 cups of the meat, saving the remaining meat for a different recipe or as part of this meal.
  • The beauty of Salad Olivieh is that you can garnish and decorate it in whichever way it pleases you.

Recipe by Shaya Chatraei for

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