Polish Vegetable Salad

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Serves: 6-8 or more
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8 small potatoes, cooked and sliced into very small pieces or you can use 2 cans cooked potatoes
1 can(s) peas, drained
1 can(s) carrots, drained and sliced into small pieces
1/2 c mayonnaise
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1 stalk(s) celery, cut up into very small pieces
1 apple, any kind, peeled and cored, chopped into small pieces
2-3 pickles, chopped into very small piecees
2-3 Tbsp sour cream
1 tsp mustard

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Lisa Pekala Recipe
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Schererville, IN (pop. 29,243)
Member Since May 2011
Lisa's notes for this recipe:
This authentic Polish salad is known all over Poland as a staple dish in every household. It is served cold as a side to almost any meal. It is great with burgers, hot dogs, Polish sausage or even schnitzel. I make this salad a couple times a month.
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Peel and cook potatoes, unless you are using canned. Place very small potato pieces into a large mixing bowl.
Add peas, carrots, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, pepper, celery, apple, pickles, sour cream and mustard.
Mix well. Sprinkle paprika on top of finished salad for presentation.
*You may want to take away or add some ingredients to your liking. I typically have to add more mayonnaise to make it a bit creamier. Enjoy!

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user Leigh Culver TraegerMomma - May 2, 2013
I don't normally eat salads with fruit in it. But this sounds so good. Is the apple an obvious flavor or does it blend in pretty well?
user Lisa Pekala Drkaito - May 2, 2013
The apple does blend in extremely well and chances are you won't taste it. You can add very little or omit it even, if you'd like. I never used to eat salads with fruit in it either, until I went to Poland many years ago...then, I quickly changed my mind because they were so good. One of my favorites is one my Polish aunt makes with pineapple, pieces of ham, egg and corn. It's so delicious. One day I'll post that recipe too. Take care and thanks for writing! :)
user Leigh Culver TraegerMomma - May 6, 2013
Thanks for the reply. I will give this one a fair chance!!
user Leigh Culver TraegerMomma - May 11, 2013
So, I made this last night for lunch today. I had my parents out for Mother's Day. Anyway, it's pretty darn good. We enjoyed it. When I make this again, I am going to use a fresh carrot. The canned ones just did not add much flavor. Thanks for sharing and the apple is a nice addition, just perfect for me. Thanks!
user Leigh Culver TraegerMomma - May 11, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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