Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Salata Jarzynowa (Polish Vegetable Salad)

This salad is served at family tables for any of the holidays.  Every family has their own recipe, but the common ingredients are diced potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, carrots and mayonnaise.  Many years ago I had a Polish co-worker who brought this in work one day for me to try.  His mom used to come from Poland and stay for a few months, and I suppose cooked for him the whole time she was here!  I always ate this on top of a Ritz cracker - the taste reminds me of shrimp salad!


  • 4 large potatoes, boiled with their skin, then peeled and diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely diced
  • 6 eggs, hard-boiled, grated on box grater
  • 1 pkg. peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle, diced
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. horseradish (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix in mayonnaise and add salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe was added to Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage

8 comments:

  1. Serious comfort food here! Anything with potatoes and mayo has my attention...LOL.

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  2. Another hearty meal that could be a feast on my table anyday!

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  3. I love when people share cherished family recipes. Thanks!

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  4. I will definitely try this one! and yes..I just came from Beauty in the Kitchen and now im here..You are one of my choices for the Stylish Blogger Award.Pls drop by at my blog for details.Thanks
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  5. I love Polish cuisine. There used to be a Polish restaurant in our neighborhood where all the food was truly homemade, and it was amazing.
    I'll have to try this one out. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Hi Patti,
    Your Salata Jarzynowa just looks delicious. I just love the combination of flavor. I will try this recipe, it will be good for spring and summer. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

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  7. this looks delicious. I am part polish...but have never had this dish. Would love to try it sometime!

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  8. I love the fact that there are veggies in this salad and I think I will try it. I saw this at Mz. Helen's. I also have a linky on Tuesday's called Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits. Hope you might join us. here is the link for this past week.
    http://permanentposies.com/2011/04/meatballs-and-potatoes/

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