June 24, 2024


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Creamy Francuska Salata Recipe – TheFoodXP

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Francuska Salata

Fan of creamy salads? If yes, then try the classic Francuska Salata recipe. It is a creamy and tangy salad with wonderful flavors. This salad is the true queen of any festive table. The ingredients are simple to find, and it is not difficult to prepare.

Francuska Salata

 Francuska salad is a fantastic combination of vegetables, boiled eggs, and pickles covered with a dressing made of mayonnaise and sour cream. It gives it a tangy flavor and a creamy texture.

Even though when translated, Francuska Salata means “French salad,” the fact is that it is not from France. In Croatia, Francuska Salata is an essential part of the holiday table. In Croatia, it is known as French salad, Russian salad, or Oliver salad in other countries.

So are you ready to make this fantastic salad for yourself? Let’s quickly get into the recipe steps, including equipment and ingredient information. You’ll find them listed right below.

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Francuska Salata?

  • Peeler – We need a peeler to remove the peel or skin from vegetables.
  • Knife – We need a knife to cut the vegetables into small pieces.
  • Chopping Board – Use a heavy chopping board to slice up vegetables neatly for the salad. 
  • Saucepan – We will need a saucepan to cook the vegetables until they are tender.
  • Non-Stick Pan – We will need a non-stick pan to boil eggs.
  • Bowl – Take a bowl from the kitchen cabinet and use it to combine all ingredients.
  • Spatula – Select a spatula from your tools and use it to mix the ingredients properly.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Francuska Salata

Preparation Time Cooking Time Chilling Time Total Time
30 Minutes  30 Minutes  1 Hour 2 Hours

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Francuska Salata?

  • Potato – Boiled potatoes in salad have a soft texture and a mild sweet flavor.
  • Carrots –  Carrots will add a sweet flavor and color to the salad.
  • Peas – Peas are sweet and slightly bitter. They go well with salad and add color to your food.
  • Pickled Gherkins – we need gherkins for the salad as they give it a crunchy bite and tangy twist.
  • Eggs – Boiled eggs are frequently described as being rich and savory. 
  • Sour Cream – Sour cream has a tangy, tart flavor balanced by a rich, thick creaminess.
  • Mayonnaise – Mayonnaise has a sour flavor and a creamy texture that makes the salad creamy and rich.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Apple cider vinegar has a sour taste that will add a tartness to the salad.
  • Salt – Salt will add salinity and add balance to all the other ingredients’ flavors.
  • Mustard – Mustard has a strong, pungent, and slightly bitter flavor.
  • White Pepper- White pepper adds flavor and spice to the salad.
Francuska salad in a dish

Steps To Make Francuska Salata

1. Cut and Cook Vegetables

Start by peeling potatoes and carrots. Then, start chopping them into 1 cm cubes. They must be proportional to the size of the peas.

In a saucepan, season potato cubes, carrots, and peas, cover with water, and cook for about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Then gently place the eggs in another saucepan, cover with water, and cook until the eggs are hard-boiled. 

Then drain the water and set the eggs aside to cool along with the vegetables.

2. Let’s Chop and Mix 

Take a sharp knife and your gherkins out of the jar and chop them with the other vegetables and eggs into cubes. Take your time and be as precise as possible when cutting.

Mix mayonnaise, mustard, and cream in a mixing bowl. Now add the potatoes, vegetables, pickled gherkins, and boiled eggs. Then add white Pepper, salt, and apple cider vinegar and mix well. To combine, gently blend everything.

3. Serve Your Francuska Salata

Refrigerate it for 1 hour, which will allow it to set. This salad is served cold. You can pair it with roasted or grilled meats, or you can have it alone if you want.

Nutritional Information

Calories 1716 kcal
Carbohydrates 128 g
Sugar 28 g
Dietary Fiber 29 g
Fat 119 g
Saturated Fat 28 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 360 mg
Protein 39 g
Calcium 388 mg
Iron 11 mg

How Will Francuska Salata Look and Taste Like?

The Francuska Salata looks very delicious as it has so many colorful vegetables. It has a little sweetness and a tang as well. It has a creamy texture because of the added mayonnaise and sour cream.

Recipe Card

Francuska Salata

Francuska Salata Recipe

The Francuska salad is an amazing combination of boiled eggs, potatoes, carrots, peas, and pickled gherkins with a creamy, tangy, refreshing dressing.

Prep Time 30 mins

Cook Time 30 mins

1 hr

Total Time 2 hrs

Course Perky Salads

Cuisine Russian

Servings 2

Calories 1716 kcal

  • 450 g Peas
  • 450 g Carrot
  • 400 g Potatoes
  • 100 g Pickled Gherkins
  • 3 Eggs

For Dressing

  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon White Pepper
  • Peel the potatoes and carrots aside. Cut them lengthwise into slices.

  • Season potato cubes, carrots, and peas in a saucepan, cover with water and cook until tender.

  • Boil eggs until they are hard-boiled and set them aside to cool with vegetables.

  • Cut the pickled gherkins and eggs into cubes like the other vegetables.

  • Mix the mayonnaise, mustard, and cream in a mixing bowl. Add pickled gherkins, vegetables, and eggs.

  • Then mix well with white pepper, salt, apple cider vinegar, sour cream, and mayonnaise. To combine, gently blend everything together.

  • Place it in the refrigerator to set. Serve it cold with roasted or grilled meats or alone.

Calories: 1716kcal | Carbohydrates: 128g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 119g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 360mg | Fiber: 29g | Sugar: 28g | Calcium: 388mg | Iron: 11mg

Keyword Francuska Salata, French salad, Oliver salad


So, this was the complete recipe for Francuska Salata. I hope you like it. Make it at home and leave your feedback in the comments. I’ll see you again with another recipe. Until then, take care, and happy cooking!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why is Francuska Salata called Oliver salad or Russian salad?

The Russian salad’s origin In the 1860s, Lucien Olivier created the Russian Salad (Ensalada Rusa) for a Moscow restaurant called Hermitage. It quickly gained popularity in Russia and can now be found in any restaurant nationwide.

What is Francuska salad?

Francuska salad is a fantastic combination of vegetables, boiled eggs, and pickles covered with a dressing made of mayonnaise and sour cream. It gives it a tangy flavor and a creamy texture.

What can you serve with Francuska Salata?

This salad is served cold. You can pair it with roasted or grilled meats, or you can have it alone if you want.

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