Polish Cousins Salad

6
Monica H

By
@MonisiaH

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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
2-3
Prep:
1 Hr
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

1 1/2 c
cooked orzo
1 c
leeks, sliced very thin
1/2 c
grated cucumber
1/2 c
cooked corn
3 Tbsp
mayonnaise
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

Step-by-Step

  • 1Slice leeks paper thin. In the meantime, boil 4-5 cups of water.
  • 2Place 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.
  • 3Grate cucumber with skin on. Rinse in cold water and also set to the side to drain.
  • 4Also rinse the cooked corn in cold water and drain.
  • 5Drain all for about 40 minutes, occasionally mixing to get more moisture out.
  • 6Boil orzo according to package directions; add 1/2 tablespoon of olive boil to boiling water.
  • 7Drain orzo and rinse in cold water. Also set aside to drain for about 15 minutes.
  • 8After 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!

Printable Recipe Card

About Polish Cousins Salad

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




Show 5 Comments & Reviews

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend With A Stellar Cookout Recipe

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend With a Stellar Cookout

Kitchen Crew

Wow... did summer fly by or what? In my mind, Memorial Day was last weekend. Summer's unofficially coming to an end, but I'm not going to let the weekend go...

27 Easy Camping Recipes

27 Easy Camping Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Getting ready for a weekend camping trip? Here are 27 easy, no-hassle, camping-friendly recipes that everyone will love!

22 Zucchini Recipes That'll Make You A Cooking Rock Star

22 Zucchini Recipes That'll Make You a Cooking Rock Star

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Make the most out your summer cooking with delicious zucchini recipes. They'll make you a cooking rock star.