Lisa Pekala Recipe

Polish Vegetable Salad

By Lisa Pekala Drkaito

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
6-8 or more
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other

Lisa's Story

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.


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
2 tsp
lemon juice
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 stalk(s)
celery, cut up into very small pieces
apple, any kind, peeled and cored, chopped into small pieces
pickles, chopped into very small piecees
2-3 Tbsp
sour cream
1 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

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!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Polish
Other Tag: For Kids

  • Comments

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    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?
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    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!
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    Leigh Culver TraegerMomma - May 11, 2013
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!