Polish Cousins Salad

Monica H


When we arrived to Poland to my grandma's house, my gorgeous little cousins, Klaudia and Justynka, made us two salads. Here is one of their recipies; everything is the same except I omitted the chicken they added, and also I added red pepper.

This salad is not quick to make, as it has to drain and strain for a while. Be patient with it... if you don't wait for it to drain, you will end up with a watery mess in the end!


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  • 1 1/2 c
    cooked orzo
  • 1 c
    leeks, sliced very thin
  • 1/2 c
    grated cucumber
  • 1/2 c
    cooked corn
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    finely diced red pepper
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c
    boiled, diced chicken (optional)

How to Make Polish Cousins Salad


  1. Slice leeks paper thin. In the meantime, boil 4-5 cups of water.
  2. Place leeks in strainer and over sink, pour boiling water slowly over leeks. Afterwards, place leeks in strainer on the side, over a bowl, to drain.
  3. Grate cucumber with skin on. Rinse in cold water and also set to the side to drain.
  4. Also rinse the cooked corn in cold water and drain.
  5. Drain all for about 40 minutes, occasionally mixing to get more moisture out.
  6. Boil orzo according to package directions; add 1/2 tablespoon of olive boil to boiling water.
  7. Drain orzo and rinse in cold water. Also set aside to drain for about 15 minutes.
  8. After drained and chilled, combine orzo with leeks and cucumber, mayo, salt and pepper. Can serve immediately or refridgerate until ready to serve. Garnish top with extra chopped red pepper (optional). Enjoy!

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About Polish Cousins Salad

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Polish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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